The Perfect Family Picture

The Perfect Family Picture

Family photos are a great keepsake, no matter how old the kids get. But coordinating outfits, coming up with ideas and making sure everyone is behaving can be a little overwhelming, especially if you don't have a creative vibe. So how can you capture the special moments without it being too much?

Relax

The best part of your session should be the overall experience. Putting too much pressure on your family and yourself for the perfect picture will show in the photos. That's not what you want! Laugh, play around and show your real personalities.

A great photographer can help make this process happen. They prepare you for your session as much as possible by: answering questions on what to wear or even give you tips to consider, helping you think of what the end result of the images is to determine the location and prepare for the types of photos to capture, and may talk with you ahead of time on specific ways to make your family feels at ease.

Coordinate

Christmas PhotosBut you don't have to match! A good rule is to have a color or color scheme that pieces everyone together without it being overloaded. Choose one or two neutral colors and an accent color! For example, if your family decides on red, everyone should have something red as a part of their outfit. The men could wear red button downs with black pants, while the women wear red dresses or black dresses with red accessories.

You want to avoid completely mismatching outfits as well, even if the “theme/color of choice" is still featured. This means that if your son dresses super sporty and your daughter dresses in band tees, both (and everyone else) needs to agree on something.

It's also important to coordinate with the background and the season/holiday of the photos. If you're taking spring photos where there's lots of yellows and pinks from flowers, you shouldn't show up in olive tones and mustard yellow.

Props

Props can be very beneficial, especially if you or a family member fidget with your hands or feel awkward taking photos. They of course should be practical and make sense. Mini chalkboards with the families name or a family joke written on it are popular, paper umbrellas with the selected color and white/black details for spring and summer shoots are cute and fitting, and ornaments for the holidays, or a chair or fence to rest their hands on are a great addition.

If you have any questions or ideas in regards to your photo session, reaching out to the photographer is never a bad thing either! They will gladly do all they can to help make your session more memorable.

The Perfect Family Picture

Creating Your Professional Image

Everyone wants to a make a great first impression when it comes to their business. But using your employees favorite selfie from Facebook is not the best way to get the job done. Sure it shows who they are but it doesn’t show them as a professional. That’s why getting professional photos of your employees should become a top priority.

Corporate Headshots -

Adding corporate headshots to your companies website can help you in a lot of ways, especially with networking. These photos help separate the individual of the company while also tying them together. When people are out networking, they’re getting to know what that individual brings to the company. Not just solely what your company does.

LDR staff 8 2018 4755The same thing with marketing; especially if there’s more than just one person in the company, you don’t just hand out abusiness card that is only about the company with a picture of your building or office on it. People want real interactions with real people, real business professionals. Corporate headshots help make that happen!

Office Space -

When you schedule your headshots, ask about getting some professional photos of your workplace done as well! Especially if your website/social media is covered in stock photos and iPhone pictures. This continues to add the personal touch to your business and to your clients. They want to see the “behind the scenes” and see that even in a suit and tie, you’re just like them.

Start 2019 off right and show your clients the professional and real side of your business!