Hooray! So, you’ve booked or are thinking of booking a family photo session. Are you wondering what will be expected of your kids? What if they don’t “behave”? Well, I have good news. We expect very little “good” behavior from your kids. Kids are allowed to be kids, and that is part of the magic of a lifestyle session. Here are three things to keep in mind.
Don’t expect perfect behavior
Your kids are kids. We expect them to have lots of their own personality. That’s part of why we take photos. So your little one is a bit shy, or a bit energetic, or a bit curious? Perfect. We encourage that. We aren’t looking for perfect smiles at the camera. We are after real life emotion and connection.
A little chaos is OK
So, were after real life emotions and connection, right? Perfect. That means a little real life chaos is just fine with me. Actually, I enjoy it! Kids in motion is one of the most beautiful things to watch and photograph. The pics where everyone is smiling and looking at the camera won’t likely be your favorite. It may be the one where everyone is jumping around and being a bit crazy.
Offer a reward for being a good helper
There is no shame in a little reward for a job well done. Perhaps a hot cocoa or a special treat after our session is called for?
So, just remember, set your expectations low! Then, they are easy to meet ;)