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Talk to your family about the session | Photo Session Tips

The Secret Recipe for a GREAT Photography Session


The planning leading up to a session is what gives the best results. When you work with a true professional photographer on a collaboration the best of your family will shine through. Find a photographer with a portfolio that you love. Prepare well, have fun and then enjoy the process.

PHOTO SESSION TIP FOUR – Talk to your family about the session.  Kids have no idea what a photo session is.

Most kids don’t truly understand what a photography session is or why it’s important to your family history.  In the days leading up to the session explain to your kids why you’re doing this and ask them if there are any special images they’d like to capture. If possible show images that you’ve already had captured to remind them of the process or show images from your childhood so they can see the value of looking back and reminiscing.

How does Dad feel?

If the Dad in your family dreads portrait day first – find a great photographer who is charismatic and relaxed and let them know about Dad’s concerns.  Seasoned pros can get just about any Dad to open up.  Second, have an honest conversation and let him know these images are preserving his legacy.  They are a gift to your children for when they are grown with families of their own.
P.S.  This Dad doesn’t mind at all, just using his as an example 😉


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Got a fussy Dad?  Not a problem!  We are charismatic and work quickly and efficient to make the process for Dad as painless as possible.  Tell Dad to relax and just enjoy.  Within a few minutes of the session he’ll realize you’re right – again!

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By | 2018-01-10T11:35:26+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Appletini Photography, Blog, Photo Session Tips|Comments Off on Talk to your family about the session | Photo Session Tips

About the Author:

Hello Darling! I'm Tiffany Wichert, owner of Appletini Photography. I've been capturing newborns, families, milestones, and weddings for the last 10 years. Located in Bucks County, our Yardley, PA studio is located just a few steps from the canal.