If you’ve seen my work, you know that my Boston family photography sessions are full of laughter, silliness, and movement. I promise you, there is a method to the madness. But do you know why I’ve set them up this way and what it means for you and the photos you will receive? Well, that’s what this Boston Photography blog post is for….Read on to find out!
Play helps to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. When you are having fun and playing together, it shows in body language and facial expressions. Boom — more natural and authentic photos, and not those stiff, posed ones.
During my outdoor family sessions, I LOVE to have families play games. Think Ring Around the Rosie, Hide and Seek, and ol’ fashion telephone! But they aren’t just any old games, they are ones that will get you guys into the position that I want in order to get a great photo! I’m sneaky like that.
Do you think your kids won’t stop moving?
Perfect! Let’s embrace it. I’ll have them run from behind me, straight to mom and dad who are waiting to either get a big family hug, or to pick up the youngest and swing them in the air. Imagine, running under the blanket with a beautiful sunlit background! Even during the individual shots, I like to have them walking and talking which creates those truly authentic facial expressions that you cherish about your child.
No problem! We can start small – bouncing in mom and dads arms, a game of peek a boo. Often just some simple twirling will get them loosened up and ready to rock their session. Do they love to dance? Let’s turn on their favorite song!
Don’t be. I have a teen myself and certainly know the daily ups and downs of their mood. I will make sure to chat with them at the beginning and as we move around the location. Meet them where they are at, talk about the annoying ELA assignment they have, or their favorite sports team. Don’t worry, I get the grump.
Take that off your list of worries – in 8 years of business, I have never had a session where the family “didnt last”! We are moving, a lot. There’s very little sitting around. I also love to capture different clusters of the family so you get breaks. I like to think that almost every family leaves a session thinking “that was so fun” it didnt seem like an hour at all. Check out this blog for more info on getting the family excited!
If you are really worried, bring a favorite stuffed animal, blanket or ball. These aren’t necessarily for the photos (although I do love some really cool shots of families tossing around the pigskin, or a cuddle with a lovie), but more to give the kids to play with and to create a great memory for them.
Aside from having a great time during your photography session and creating family memories, you also get these happy images that you and your kids will love looking at!If you’re looking for a fun Boston family photography session, I’d love to be your photographer! You can head over to my family gallery to find out about the packages I offer, or get in touch if you’re ready to book!