Looking to get your family photos taken and need a resource for literally everything you might need to know first? Here it is! I've linked to all my articles that will help you with everything from prepping for the session to tips for during your family photo experience and tons more. And as always, if you have any further questions, just let me know! You can email me or send me a message on Instagram! I hope to see you for a family photo session soon!
If you don't have a lot of time, I've added a ❤️ emoji to the articles that I feel are the MOST important.
Before Booking Your Photos
Before you choose a photographer, you want to make sure you are hiring someone who is going to create the kind of images you want. Pay attention to the colors in their photos, and also if they are a more posed photographer or someone who captures a lot of candid moments. Be sure to select someone whose work aligns with your vision. In the below article, I give you some things to look for, as well as explain a bit about my style to see if I am a good fit for your family!
What To Wear for Family Photos
I have written several articles about what to wear for family photos because your outfits can make or break the session. If you're hiring me, then I will help with the styling to make sure your clothing goes with the location. But if you are doing the styling yourself, here are some helpful articles for you:
Prepping for Family Photos
Before our session, there are some things you may want to consider, like hair and makeup, if you should bring the family pet, and lots of tips for the day of your photos. The articles below will help you with all of that!
Keeping Kids Happy During Family Photos
This is one of the most important topics and if you follow my advice, your family photos will turn out SO much better. What do you want the most for your photos? Happy and smiling kids! But do you want fake and forced smiles? Not really. You want to see your child's eyes glitter with happiness and that can only happen if you allow them to have fun. So here are my articles with tons of tips to keep your kids in a great mood for your family photos!
Location Ideas for Your Next Session
When you book with me, I'll send a location guide for you to choose from (spoiler alert: none of them are generic parks with manicured grass, I like wild!), but if you would like some inspiration now, here are some fun location ideas!
Frequently Asked Questions
These articles below answer a ton of questions that you might have, so take a look and see if it answers any of your own questions!
Tips for Maternity Sessions
Getting maternity photos and need some tips? The blog posts below are here to help!
All About Seasons!
First, we will start with an article that will help you decide what season is best for your family. SUPER helpful. And then keep reading for articles on your specific season.
Getting Family Photos in the Spring
Tips for Booking Your Session in the Summer
Prepping for Fall Family Photos
Winter Family Photos
Looking for examples of my work?
Here are some examples of sessions I've done so you can see what photos from an entire session might look like.
How to Book Your Portland Family Photos
I hope that this resource has answered any possible questions you may have about your Portland family photos! But if you do still have questions, leave a comment or send me a message! You can book a family photo session with me by filling out the form on my contact page and letting me know what you are looking for! I can't wait to plan your beautiful and fun family photos!
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