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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN WORCESTERSHIRE

Documentary Wedding Photography

July, 2022

PICTURE-PERFECT MOMENTS: FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

Every family photo shoot I have the joy of capturing is always completely different, especially this year! It’s been truly wonderful to have more time to spend with so many gorgeous families, and I am so grateful to everyone who has booked a session with me and supported my small business.

THIS BLOG WILL COVER: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOSHOOT MILESTONE?

Hiring a professional family photographer ensures high-quality, timeless portraits that capture your family's unique dynamics and personalities. They provide expertise in lighting, composition, and editing, hopefully resulting in images that you'll cherish for years to come.

As a professional family photographer, my personal family photos showcase genuine moments of love, laughter, and connection, which are my favourite to capture. I strive to capture authentic emotions and create memories that reflect the unique dynamics and personalities of each family I work with.

Family photography is a wonderful way to capture and preserve cherished memories. It allows families to come together, bond, and create lasting keepsakes. Whether it's a professional photoshoot or DIY, family photography is a valuable investment that will be treasured for years to come. It's the most important thing during a portrait session to have a great time, to enjoy your photo shoot as much as possible, an excuse to have a family gathering, to capture gorgeous family photographs and family portraits - making for the perfect natural images of fine art portrait photography that can be made into art prints of all of those special moments.

So, here are my 5 tips on...How to prep for your family photoshoot with (me) Megan McAdam Photography…

  • Groom – Have a think about anything you feel you may want to get done or that you’d touch up before seeing the family  (getting a haircut, removing any chipped nail polish, etc.). These simple touches will make your photographs look super smart, and you’ll feel really confident too – which is so important!

  • Outfits – You don’t want to wait until the last day for this one, trust me! You want to wake up feeling relaxed and prepared, so plan these details out early. Feel free to ask me my opinion, or you can always send photos of your wardrobe if you’re having a hard time choosing! You don’t have to be in all matching, but we can discuss complementary colours if you so wish, I’m honestly happy to help. It’s also always great to have a few weather dependent options, if possible, and for the kids too!

  • Discussion - Make sure you’ve communicated with your family about what’s going to happen, but keep it light, “We are going to the woods for a walk, and we can have a play too”for example, casual, fun and relaxed subjects make for the best photographs, as I always say!

  • Inspiration – Think of any props, family keepsakes or traditions (you can check Pinterest for inspiration on this) that you’d love to have within your photos. I always bring lots of props, so if there aren’t any, that’s okay too! One year, a family I worked with, brought their fun dress-up hats and, although they weren’t featured in all the images, it was great fun, and I was able to capture some real belly laughing moments, a real win-win! Have a brainstorm and feel free to run it past me or ask for advice, if needed.

  • Self-Care – And of course (along with no 1.) try to make sure everyone gets a great night’s sleep and eats a good meal beforehand; you all want to be feeling your best and the confidence will shine through in your images!

I honestly love taking family photographs at a family photography shoot, documentary family photography and capturing natural photographs of your family portraits to tell your family story authentically is so lovely to be able to do. If you're interested in a family photoshoot/family shoot or family photography in the great outdoors, please get in touch today for your photography session quote.

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