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Just Learning to Walk | Needham Family Photography

When I look back at this Boston family session from last fall, I just see so much energy and love. The youngest daughter just started walking and if you have been around a child that has just accomplished this feat they do NOT want to picked up. They want to explore. They want to practice. They want to improve. They do not want to be held. So, you let them lead and work with them.

In the last post I talked a little about in-home family sessions as an alternative and here is another example of how just playing and interacting with your kids is a great way capture your family as it grows.

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Fall Home Session | Boston Family Photographer

Photograph sessions at your home in the Boston area can be a wonderful alternative to a session in a park.  I love that we can capture the child’s interests and the family’s personality with the backdrop of the home.  At these types of sessions, we just tend to play and with a child this age there is usually a lot for them to show me, and to keep them engaged.

Besides meeting many amazing families, I love that I get to see new places in the area.  This family lived across from the Boston skyline and had an incredible view.  Now that the weather is getting warmer,  I would love to be sitting on that gorgeous front porch.

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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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