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San Diego Family Photographer | Planning your session

Preparing for the Perfect Family Photo Session

We all want to capture perfect photos of our family. When it comes to family photo sessions preparation is key. Families in Southern California can rest assured that their local photographer has you covered! Here are some tips and tricks for planning your session & making sure it all goes smoothly.

Choose Complimentary Outfits

One of the most important elements of a great family photo session is choosing outfits that compliment each other. This means coordinating colors, textures, patterns, and accessories—but without looking too matchy-matchy. The easiest way to ensure this is by having everyone try on their clothes next to each other so you can make sure everything looks good together before you show up for your session.

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Take Care of Your Outfits

In order for your photo session to look picture perfect, your want your clothes need to be looking as fresh as possible! Make sure to steam or iron any wrinkled clothes the night before! Lay them out neatly so they don’t get wrinkled! This will help ensure that you look as polished and put-together as possible!

Nobody likes being hangry during a session! Make sure everyone is well fed beforehand. Feel free bring snacks along to curb crankiness.  And if there’s something special that really motivates someone in your family (that last cookie?) feel free to bring those too!

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Relax & Have Fun!

It’s easy to get caught up in making sure everyone looks perfect! Don’t forget why you wanted a family photoshoot in the first place is to capture memories!  So relax and have fun with it. Let the photographer take care of all the chaos. Your job is to enjoy being together as a family and soaking up those special moments!

Capturing memories with your loved ones doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful; with some simple preparation ahead of time, Southern California families can rest assured that their photoshoot will be smooth sailing. From choosing complementary outfits and taking care of them properly before hand, feeding hungry people, and just relaxing & having fun. These are all essential parts of preparing for an enjoyable family photoshoot experience! I hope you enjoyed these tips on planning your session.

Planning your session

April 14, 2023

Shelby Preston

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