Family photography sessions are like shooting stars!
No, not really.
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I'll get back to you.. Anyway, the outcome can be stunning!
The end product is an album of beautiful images full of loving memories and the photos are something you and your family can always cherish.
*As long as you look at the photo and don't think about the crying baby, the arguments for brother and sister to hug, the reluctancy dad/hubby had to even be in the photo, the amount of effort it took to do your hair and makeup etc etc etc!
Okay so it's kind of like cooking a cake! You have to put a little bit of time and effort into the preparation of getting all the ingredients ready and the putting it all together can be messy, but at the end you are left with a delicious cake! (well hopefully)
Just like cooking a cake, you have to put a bit of time and effort into the preparation of a family portrait session! Apart from bribing the kids to behave - and maybe dad - the clothes that you wear are the biggest factor to co-ordinate in a photoshoot!
Here is why:
These photos could potentially be plastered over the walls, social media, phones etc - they are going to be everywhere! So it's a good idea to wear your "going out" shirt, instead of your ratty gym singlet.
We always suggest to dress like you are going out to a fancy restaurant.
Yes casual clothes might feel better, but that 30x40 inch canvas on the wall is going to be less embarrassing when you are dressed to impress!
*disclaimer: we live on the Sunshine Coast which has a VERY relaxed vibe, all of the time, so our "fancy" might be different to yours if you live in the city, but we don't judge, wear what you please, or bring a few options for us to help you pick from!
Picking "shades" of one colour is super complimentary to everyone in the family, and really provides some contrast in the whole group photos!
We always suggest blue, because it is not a harsh colour and there are so many shades of blue available at the shops!