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What To Expect In A Family Portrait Session

A family portrait session offers a valuable opportunity to capture memories with your loved ones, and solidify the bonds of family. To get the most from your family portrait session, you can expect the following:

1. Initial preparation

Before the session, our photographer will likely ask you about your preferences and desired results. We may chat about the number of people being photographed, your outfit choices, and your ideal location. Remember that a family portrait session can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. It’s important to plan enough time for the session to ensure that everyone is relaxed and that enough time is available to capture all of your desired shots.

2. Location selection

You may choose a location that has special meaning to your family, or perhaps you may opt for a calmer and more controlled studio setting. In any case, we believe that the environment for your shoot should feel calm and easy-going, and should allow for natural interactions between your family members.

[Further reading: Studio vs Outdoor Family Photoshoot]

3. Posing and interaction

On the day of your shoot, our photographer will guide you and your family through various poses and will encourage interaction between family members. We may also suggest individual, couple, or group shots, allowing for a variety of dynamics and memories to be captured.

4. Candid moments

In addition to posed shots, our photographer will also try to capture more candid moments between family members, such as laughing, playing, or simply enjoying each other’s company. These more relaxed moments can add a unique and personal touch to the portrait session, making the final product even more meaningful for you.

5. Editing and retouching

After your family portrait session, our photographer will provide a preview of the photos for you to review. We will then edit and retouch the photos to create a final product that you can keep forever as a cherished memory. Our editing process may involve adjusting colours, cropping images, and removing any distracting elements.

6. Viewing and ordering

After those final edits are completed, we provide you with a gallery to view and order your portraits, albums and prints. This is an opportunity to select the images you would like to keep and have them printed or displayed in a way that is meaningful to you.

A family portrait session should be a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Our team will work to create a comfortable atmosphere while capturing beautiful, timeless images that you will treasure for years to come.