Mom’s Ultimate 5 Step Guide to Family Photos

Mom’s Ultimate 5 Step Guide to Family Photos…

Hey, awesome Mamas! If you’ve ever attempted a family photoshoot with kids, you know it’s like orchestrating a symphony of chaos. But fear not!! This blog post is your go-to guide for turning that chaos into picture-perfect magic. Buckle up for laughter, love, and a sprinkle of easy-actionable steps to make your next family photoshoot a roaring success.

Step 1: Conquering the Wardrobe Dilemma

Question: “What should we all wear?”

Let’s face it, coordinating outfits can be a battleground. The key? Let the kids wear what makes them feel like themselves. As for you, find a color scheme that doesn’t make you look like a rainbow threw up on your family. Boom! Coordinated chaos achieved. *Some extra tips for just Mom!!*

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Step 2: Taming the Tiny Tornadoes

Question: “How do I get my kids to cooperate?”

Don’t sweat it!! If a little one isn’t into what we are doing then we just pivot to something else…a different spot, game, etc. Also, getting them involved in the process helps!! When they feel like they have a say and are part of the planning, they’re more likely to be engaged and cooperative. Plus, their enthusiasm and unique ideas can add a special touch to the photos! Incentivizing can’t hurt either for at the end of the session. Capturing the chaos is where the real magic happens.

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Step 3: Location, Location, Location

Question: “Where should we take our family photos?”

Think about places that resonate with your family’s personality. Whether it’s the local park, your cozy home, or the chaotic heart of the city, choose a spot that feels like ‘you.’ Remember, chaos is just another word for ‘character.’

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Step 4: Timing Is Everything

Question: “When is the best time for a photoshoot?”

The golden hour isn’t just for Instagram influencers. Plan your shoot when the lighting is soft and golden – typically early morning or late afternoon. BUT, I will say that a happy, napped and well-feed child is more important than the lighting.

Longfellow Garden Family Photos

Step 5: Embrace the Crazy, Capture the Chaos

Question: “What if things don’t go as planned?”

Here’s the secret: they never do!

St Paul Family Photographer

Conclusion: Your Chaotic Circus, Your Perfect Photos

Moms, you’re the ringmasters of your own chaotic circus, and family photos are your big top act. Embrace the mess, let the kids be their crazy, lovable selves, and trust that the chaos is where the real magic happens. So, go ahead, plan that photoshoot, capture the love, and remember – chaos is just family being perfectly imperfect! 🎪✨

Lets Capture Your Chaos!! Lets connect!!

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