March 28, 2022
It was such a joy having Katelyn and her sweet family join me for family photos outdoors! Katelyn is the owner of A Touch of Pink, a fashion, family, beauty and lifestyle blog, and shared some wonderful tips on how to prepare for family photos with kids that I want to share & elaborate on below.
First, Katelyn suggests setting your expectations low on how the session will go. She goes on to say “you’ll be pleasantly surprised how much better of a mood everyone will be in when they too aren’t feeling the pressure from mom or dad” and I couldn’t agree enough. That’s where I step in, as the photographer, to help guide everyone. If mom and dad are able to sit back and allow me to direct kids, that’s when the real authentic moments unfold. I want everyone happy and comfortable during the session!
Next, she suggests bringing mess-free snacks like goldfish & their favorite treat for the end of the session. This is a great idea and gives both parents & me a little extra incentive for the kids as needed. She also suggests bringing a tide pen, hair products, and wipes to have on hand as needed, which is brilliant! It’s easier to remember these small things with a newborn, because you have a diaper bag full of items, but once the kids get older, we tend to forget the small details that are so helpful.
Lastly, Katelyn goes on to remind us that “you can’t control how your kids will act, but you can control your attitude and outlook on the photo shoot” and they will feed off of your energy. As a family photographer, I can say this makes the absolute biggest impact on your experience as a whole. I know you want to have beautiful moments captured and we can achieve that by following my prompts and letting your kids be their authentic, joyful self.
I would love to have you join me for family photos outdoors. Golden hour in Southern California makes for the most beautiful backdrop for portraits.
Reshma Photography is an Irvine Photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, motherhood, and family photography. Areas served include Orange County, Laguna Beach, Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Newborn Beach, Orange, Balboa Island, Newport Coast and beyond.
Hey there! I’m Reshma, owner of Reshma Photography. I help busy families by taking care of every detail of the portrait experience, from providing you with a wardrobe & styling your entire family, to planning all of the details for your session, and finally designing & delivering your luxury artwork. I believe every mom deserves professional portraits with her babies and inspired by soft, natural light & neutral tones.
To learn more about my journey & business, check out the Shout Out So Cal article I was featured in! I’m so honored to have participated in this and hope you will enjoy learning more about me! You can also click here for more information on my website.
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