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Tips for Families Before Their Photo Session | Madison CT

You’ve booked your family session, picked a date and location.  Now what?  You want this to go as smoothly as possibly.  While still getting some amazing new family photos.  Here are some tips for families before their photo session

  • Choose clothing carefully-  Plan out your coordinated outfits ahead of time.  Ask your photographer if they have a style guide they can send you to help with this! Booked your session with me? I got you covered – from style guides to stores I usually shop at to options in studio that you could borrow. Let me take some of the stress off your hands.
  • Think of your family photoshoot as a fun family activity-  The best photos are often the natural, candid ones.  So it’s important for your family to have fun during the session.  I’ll be there to guide you into both posed smiling poses and candid moments.  We’ll play tag or give piggyback rides.  The best most authentic smiles occur during fun activities.   The kids below loved playing a game with the blanket on the beach and mom and dad love having this gorgeous playful moment captured.  
beach family session
  • Make sure everyone is fed and well rested-  Nothing like tired and hungry kiddos.  So, pick a time of day that ensures everyone is rested.  Plus, have snacks and water on hand for the last minute “I’m hungry!”.  
  • Leave the “cheese” at home-   Cheese is for crackers….seriously.  Let your photographer naturally interact with your family to try and bring out their smiles.  Demanding they smile can make them stressed out.  Therefore, keep it light! I like to think of myself as a comedian-in-training!  Just look at those beautiful smiles.

There are lots of ways to gear up your family for new pictures.  But hopefully these simple tips for families before their photo session narrow it down!

Check out the rest of the gallery of this gorgeous family.  We had fun playing on the beach in Madison, CT.  

CT Beach Family Photography  |  C family  |  Madison CT
CT Beach Family Photography  |  C family  |  Madison CT
CT Beach Family Photography  |  C family  |  Madison CT
CT Beach Family Photography  |  C family  |  Madison CT

Are you looking to update your family photos?  Has it been awhile since you’ve had professional family portraits in CT?

Catherine King Photography works with families all over CT and surrounding areas including NJ, NY, RI, and MA.  Learn more about updating your family photos by clicking on this link to view the family portrait portfolio.  Ready to learn more about pricing, packages, or booking your own family photography session? Click this link and fill out a brief contact form.

CT Family Photography Information

Catherine King Photography is an on-location, natural light, lifestyle and portrait photographer, specializing in Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Children, and Family Photography in Connecticut.  In addition to gorgeous outdoor locations, Catherine King has a beautiful photography studio in Madison, Connecticut which is best suited for Newborn, Maternity, and Milestone photography session.  Would you like a virtual tour of the gorgeous photography studio?  Click here.

Family photography sessions are done at any time during the year in many gorgeous CT locations.  If you’re looking to update your family photos, read on to see why Catherine King Photography is the best family photographer in CT.

An award winning photographer, Catherine King will work with you and your family to create a beautiful photography session and overall experience.  From styling your family photography session to choosing the perfect location that suits your family and the season to a fun experience during your photoshoot to gorgeous images that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Want to learn a little more?  Check out these family photography sessions or view the family portfolio page.  Ready to pick your package and book your own family session? Fill out this brief contact form.

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