This family session was shot in the evening (as are most of my family sessions) in the beautiful daffodil lawn and cherry walk at the gardens. We had some fun with bubbles, and found some quiet areas in the native bush section for some styled shots that Mum really wanted.
Family sessions are usually held outdoors on a location like the beach, the bush or botanical gardens in the golden hour before sunset. Think about the places your family has fun and let me know - there are cool secret places like the Henley cheese factory, or some of the buildings down in the Warehouse precinct are fun too.
Please ensure that you have completed my questionnaire, tell me who they are, what they like and some of their personality traits. I want to get to know you before I even meet you!
As far as clothing choices go - this is up to you. Co-ordinating but not matching is best, ensure everyone is comfortable in their clothing, or they won't be comfortable in their photos. Here is a link to a Pinterest search with lots of advice on family photo shoot outfits. Bring hairbrushes, wipes and a change of clothes for littlies (in case of mud or puddles!).
Compliance - your family may not be happy about a photo shoot, teens can be self-conscious, littles can have tantrums...relax...let me help your family to connect with one another so that we can capture some stunning, emotional, loving shots.
As I said above - the most important thing...don't expect smiles, expect honest emotion, expect your children to be who they are, expect me to capture your authentic love for one another.