Vinings Family Photographer
One of the many perks of being a Vinings Family Photographer is getting to meet cute families like this one. These sisters were so precious and so much fun to be around. I only have one daughter myself, so I have a lot of fun seeing the sister dynamic play out. The hugs, the secrets, I love it!
We did this session at a local restaurant with a beautiful setting, called Canoe. I wanted to avoid the dinner crowd, so we met one weekday morning to do this session. I hadn’t ever had the chance to visit Canoe before this session, and was pleasantly surprised. It’s right beside a river, and the grounds are so beautiful there. It was the perfect spot for this family session.
Planning your family session
There are a few things to consider when planning your own family session. Time of day is crucial. I usually encourage most of my families to aim for a sunset session. However, with younger kids, this can often spell out disaster if they’re tired. Cooperative children is far more important that a setting sun. So first, consider when in the day your children are the happiest. When are they not napping. Another thing to take into consideration is the location and what works for your space. Since we did this session at a busier restaurant, we chose to meet there on a weekday morning, before they were even open for serving lunch. I didn’t want to be in the way of the restaurants customers, and also didn’t want to have to shoot around them.
I try my very best to keep my family sessions as fun as possible. I usually ask the kids to help me hunt for the next great spot to do a few pictures. I try to mix it up with a few posed shots, and then some more playful, interactive shots. I love that combination of spontaneous moments, with a few more planned shots.
If you’re in the market for a family photographer, I would love to talk to you about planning your family session! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your own session today!