I am going to tell you RIGHT NOW, and I tell this to every single parent – EVERY SINGLE KID is a whirlwind at photo shoots. Kids are not made to sit still in the exact place we tell them, and look in the exact direction we tell them to. Your kid isn’t doing anything wrong if they’re hyper, or excited, or running, or emotional. I promise you, I’ve seen it all! At these fall family photos, it was no different at all. The boys were excited, hyper, the little one is a whirlwind and had me running. Mom was worried after the photo shoot that we hadn’t been able to capture anything. After I delivered their gallery, she wrote me and said “That session felt like chaos to me and I’m still in awe of the photos you were able to capture. Just freaking amazing!”
My best advice I have? Keep smiling. Stay calm. Let me chat with the kids and lead them and chase. Listen to my cues, and if I ask them to come stand with you or do a certain thing, back me up and help me, but honestly, stay calm. Kids feed off our vibes, so if you’re stressed (and most moms are! It’s a lot of work getting the family ready!) then our kids are going to feel that and mirror that.
We truly want your photos to be fun. We want it to be a fun time that you can look back on and remember with the photos. So let’s make that happen!
Bringing Grandpa and Grandma is always so special. The photos are always more posed, less candid with more people, but that’s okay! These are photos everyone is going to treasure forever. Fall family photos are a great time to get portraits of the whole family together, as well as all the different combinations we can.
So much love! Thank you for trusting us.