If you have ever had a family photo session done, you know that there is a process involved. With the right photographer, you’ll be guided through the process easily. However, it’s still a process. Here are some tips and tricks to preparing for your fall family session that will help it to go as smoothly as possible.
Tip #1: Plan and Purchase Family Photo Session Outfits
As soon as you have booked your photo session, I would recommend starting to plan your outfits. That being said, if your session is more than 6 months out, you have time. The reason I suggest shopping early is because you are at the mercy of retail seasons.
Have you noticed that the Valentine’s Day candy goes out right after Christmas? The same is true for clothing. You can bet that stores are stocking a season ahead, so the earlier you start shopping the better. There’s nothing worse than going to buy a summer outfit at the end of August and realizing all the sweaters are out.
One of the new and exciting features at Sharon Leger Photography is the Client Closet – geared towards busy moms. You can check out all of the options here. Be sure to check out the pricing page for up-to-date information about how you can add this feature to your session.
Tip #2 for Preparing For Your Fall Family Session: Prepare Your Wardrobe
After you spent so much time coordinating a wardrobe, be sure to examine the clothes at least 48 hours in advance. Do the shirts have tags that need to come off? Do your husband’s dress pants need to be ironed? Is there a run in your daughter’s tights?
These things aren’t dealbreakers, but they make a big difference. If you realize ten minutes before you have to leave that ripping the tag off a shirt created a hole, you’re going to be stressed. If you make the same mistake with two days notice, it will be a much easier problem to solve.
Tip #3: Have a Plan B and C
Fall in New England can be tricky. An early September photo shoot can turn windy and cold unexpectedly. That being said, I shot Christmas tree farm sessions in a t-shirt in November not too long ago. Because of this, it’s always best to have a Plan B and C. Plan B should be a hot option and Plan C should be a cold option. If you have a cardigan your daughter can slip on or your husband can bring a spare polo shirt, just in case, all the better.
Preparing for your fall family session can seem complex, but we will work together every step of the way! Between the foliage, the (hopefully) comfortable temperatures and all the fall colors, we will have a blast.
Haven’t booked your fall family session yet? No worries, there’s still time! Check out a few galleries from last year or go ahead and reach out today to see what availability is left for the most popular photography season of them all.