It's October everyone and fall is here! Which means it's time to start thinking about family photos and holiday cards. Even though coordinating a shoot can be a total pain, you're glad you have pictures that everyone can enjoy. Today, I'll be sharing some tips & tricks to help make this whole process a lot less stressful.
- Location- Do you want a home setting? Forest background? Maybe even some snow? Picking a proper location is a great way to start and give you some direction for future decisions in regards to the photos.
- Find a Photographer & Pick a Date- Finding a photographer is obviously important, but finding the RIGHT photographer is key. Because, he/she will be the standard for how your photos come out in the end. If you plan on taking the photos on your family vacation do some research with the locals and see who is everyone's fan favorite. Instagram and local bloggers are a perfect way to find photographers and see their work. Remember, this is every photographers busiest time of the year, so book early!!
- Choose Your Outfit First- Wear a dress, and pick one that is figure flattering. A dress will make you feel prettier and it's more appealing than anything else you typically wear. If you're not a dress person then go with a nice skirt/top option, but something obviously more on the dressy side. Pick what colors you want to wear and go on from there.
- Pick the Family Color Palette- Now that you've picked out your outfit/ color scheme, start with 2-3 other colors you would like incorporate and include variations of said colors. Pintrest is a great source for seeing different types of examples.
- Family Outfits- Try to stick with solid colors and keep the patterns to a minimum. The main point for the photoshoot is to see those pretty faces of yours and not large and loud patterns! Play around with jackets, vests, scarves etc. It will make the outfits more complete than just seeing top, bottom, and shoes.
- Get the Shot- Have some examples ready of the types of pictures you want. Such as, portrait or candid photos.