7 tips for getting ready for a family photoshoot


Every mother wants to capture as many joyful moments of family life as possible. Family photography is a great event that needs special attention. Many couples turn to photographers for help to arrange a photo session and capture unique moments in family life.

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In this post, we will share tips on how to prepare for a photoshoot with your children and husband, and how to behave during shooting so as not to spoil the frame.

Pre-select outfits for each family member

Family photos are simple and unpretentious. You don’t have to wear your Sunday best to get stunning photos. It is important to remember that family photos are characterized by emotions that can be seen on the joyful faces of parents and children. Your clothes should not be uncomfortable or restrict movement. Choose simple and elegant looks that won’t distract from your faces and smiles.

Often married couples decide to dress in the same colors, which does not look aesthetically pleasing. You can choose pastel and delicate colors for your clothes, or see what colors can be combined to complement each other’s outfits.

Get enough sleep and be energetic

The time of the photo session should be chosen in such a way when all family members feel cheerful. If you have a toddler, make sure that he gets a good night’s sleep before the scheduled shoot and that you will not be faced with whims and crying. Mom and Dad need to be energized to inspire everyone to have a photoshoot. In this regard, go to bed as early as possible so that in the morning your face is not swollen and you don’t have bruises under the eyes. Be sure to eat well, as the shooting can take a long time.

Take care of yourself

Every mom dreams of looking good in the photos. Excessive stress won’t do you any good. Choose your clothes well in advance of your photo session so you don’t have to keep an eye on every family member.

Do not deny yourself the possibility of using the services of a make-up artist and stylist who will create an easy and refined image for you. Beautiful makeup and hairstyle will cheer you up and you will feel confident and beautiful.

Talk to your husband

Often, men are not fans of photo sessions. They feel at gunpoint and the photos come out taut and unnatural. Have a conversation before taking a photo and find out about your husband’s attitude. Such a conversation will benefit both of you so that there are no quarrels and resentments while taking photos. Tell him your opinion on why a photoshoot is an important event.

Forget about posing

Long gone are the days when it was fashionable to choose beautiful poses and put on feigned smiles. Sincere emotions and natural body movement are more appreciated now. Don’t try to show all of your teeth in every photo – show your natural smile. Try to perceive the environment as a fun pastime. Show how you are spending time together. Play catch-up, read children’s stories, talk. The camera shouldn’t scare you. Treat it like it’s not there. You should enjoy the moment and this way the photographer will be able to capture genuine emotions.

Take the kids’ favorite toys

You can take things to help you distract yourself. These can be books for children, board games, or toys your child loves. These things will help you keep your arms and legs busy so that you don’t feel shackled and sit like statues.

Focus on your family members, not the camera

If in all the photos you look into the frame, then your photo session will look like an advertisement or a video on TV. Remember that you are doing this for the memory, not for the magazine cover. By distracting from the lens and paying attention to your children and husband, you show your real genuine emotions.


Family photo sessions are a must for every family. These are great memories and vivid emotions that you will never forget. Looking at these photos, you will remember the warm moments together. Prepare in advance for your photoshoot so that it is lively and natural.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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