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How to Prepare for your Family Session

How on earth do you prepare for you family photography session? What should we wear is the most common question I get from families, but I think there are some more important to things to consider.

 

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1. Make sure everyone is well rested.

If little kids are involved make sure they get their naps.  Scheduling a session at nap time or bedtime has never worked out well for the under 4 crowd.  And, while we are talking, keep to a regular routine.  Don’t spend the day sightseeing or wearing everyone out and then go to your family session.

2.  Feed and hydrate everyone.

Does anyone else besides me get hangry? Make sure the family has snacks before the session or feed them an early lunch or dinner.  Don’t wait until after the session to treat everyone to a special meal.

3. Try to stay relaxed.

This is easier said than done. I find that many kids mimic their parents.  If you can stay calm and happy, the kids are more likely to smile and have fun. Take a deep breath.  I would rather have a family be a few minutes late and arrive happy then stressed out parents and unhappy kids who were yelled at and rushed to a session.

4. Leave the cell phone in the car.

It is pretty rare that I have some who needs to be accessible 24/7.  Plus, if you put the cell phone in your pocket it will create an impression in your pants or shirts.  Kids revel in your attention so leave it behind.

5. Have fun.

All my sessions with kids are about interacting with each other and their parents. There is no rule that we have to sit still and stare at the camera.  Chase them. Tickle them.  Spend a quiet moment sitting with them and sharing a memory.  You will feel more like yourself and natural expressions will just come out.

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Motherhood Sessions

The words mom and motherhood mean different things to different people.  These are sessions are meant to document what it means to you.  It can be a session snuggling with your children. Or, time with your mom and/or sister.  Or, even the friendship you have with other moms.  I’ve had sessions with nannies since they become a part of such an important part of the family and have included grandmothers.

Session will take place Sunday, May 5th at The Loved Child in Belmont.  They are 15 minutes and include one digital file. Upgrades are available after the session for purchase.

To register your spot: bafphotography.bigcartel.com/product/2019-motherhood-sessions

 

Beth Ann is a portrait photographer based in Belmont MA just outside of Boston. She is currently booking Boston MA NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, Boston MA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY,Boston MA BABY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS AND SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS IN THE BOSTON, MA AREA. BE SURE TO CONTACT HER TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR NEWBORN, BABY, FAMILY OR WEDDING.

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What happens when you photograph another photographer | Massachusetts Family Photographer

It is really flattering when another photographer asks you to photograph his family.  The dad used to live in my town and we first met when I assisted at one of his photography sessions for a restaurant.  I had to hold up a light and it was actually pretty hard.

For his family session, I spent some time with his wife and two year old daughter.  They wanted to explore a nearby trail that they frequently visit and then the beach where they spend a lot of time. We ended up with a beautiful Sunday evening in September and were able to take our time exploring.  Their two year old daughter was absolutely adorable.  Since her parents focused on playing with her we were able to capture some genuine expressions and smiles.

Since dad is the photographer in the family, I made sure to get plenty of portraits on the two of him and his daughter together.   modern family portrait South Shore Family photographerdad kissing daughter South Shore Family photographermom and daughter hugging South Shore Family photographerdad and daughter together South Shore Family photographerfamily exploring the woods South Shore Family photographerfamily exploring the woods South Shore Family photographerfamily exploring the woods South Shore Family photographerfamily exploring the woods South Shore Family photographerfamily hanging out on a bench South Shore Family photographerfamily hanging out on a bench South Shore Family photographerhappy child South Shore Family photographerhappy child South Shore Family photographerwalking in the woods Shore Family photographerwalking in the woods Shore Family photographerdaughter on mom's back Shore Family photographerblack and white girl on boardwalk Shore Family photographerblack and white girl on boardwalk Shore Family photographergirl in the water Shore Family photographerplaying games on the beach Shore Family photographerfeet in the ocean South Shore Family photographerblack and white portrait of child South Shore Family photographergirl on dad's back South Shore Family photographerdad putting daughter's cape on South Shore Family photographerfamily playing on the beach South Shore Family photographerfamily playing on the beach South Shore Family photographerfamily playing on the beach South Shore Family photographerfamily playing on the beach South Shore Family photographerfamily playing on the beach South Shore Family photographerfamily group hug South Shore Family photographer

 

Beth Ann is a photographer based in Belmont MA just outside of Boston. She is currently booking Boston MA Newborn photography, Boston MA Family photography and Boston MA Baby photography sessions in the Boston, MA area. Be sure to contact her to photograph your newborn, baby, family or wedding.

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Contagious Smiles | Belmont Family Photos

I had a blast with this family last summer.  I field a lot of requests to donate sessions to auctions but I don’t have the bandwidth to them.  While I’d love to donate sessions to every request I can only take on a set number of session per year.  Marc and I are active in our community and volunteer our time in many other organizations.  The only place I do a session to is my kids’ former preschool.  Most people know me or have heard of me so there is some understanding of the work that I offer.

I was excited when this family won the silent auction.  They are the nicest family and if you can’t tell from their expressions just so happy.  We had a really hot and humid evening but they were great supports about it. They played and laughed with their kids.

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Beth Ann is a portrait photographer based in Belmont MA just outside of Boston. She is currently booking Boston MA NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY, Boston MA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY,Boston MA BABY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS AND SENIOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS IN THE BOSTON, MA AREA. BE SURE TO CONTACT HER TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR NEWBORN, BABY, FAMILY OR WEDDING.

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