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How to Prepare for Your Family Photo Session

You've found the photographer that you had been looking for! You like their editing style, their website, they're within your budget, and you like their vibe all around. Now, how do you know if you'll be a good fit and what can you do to make sure you get what you're expecting?

One of the first things you and your photographer need to discuss is WHEN you'll do your photo session.

Schedule date

You'll need to find a date that works for both of you. Unless your photographer is booked solid, they'll be able to work with you to find a day that is available for everyone.

Select location

Once you've agreed upon a date, the next step is to find a location that's meaningful to you and that your photographer is willing to drive to. A good photographer is likely to give you some suggestions and ideas depending on the vision you have for your session.

Choose the time

Most photographers have a preferred time of the day when they like to work, depending on their editing style and the look they're trying to achieve for their clients.

Listening to your photographer's advice is always a good idea, especially if you chose them by the work you saw on their website, or social media. If you'd like to achieve the same look that attracted you to their work to begin with, then try to listen and to follow their advice. They're the experts, after all!

How many people will be photographed?

Inform your photographer about the amount of people they'll be photographing, and if you plan to include any children, people with special needs, or pets. This will help them prepare and serve you better.

Special Occasion

A lot of people schedule a yearly family session, and some others like to commemorate events and special milestones, such as engagements, maternity sessions, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Whichever one is your choice, let your photographer know, so that he or she can implement the necessary details to place the focus where it belongs.

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