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My favorite part of photography is capturing the love between parents and their children or a mommy and daddy to be who day dream about the day they get to meet their bundle of joy. I have children of my own and they are everything to me! 
I love that I am able to capture the love and emotion in a way that is timeless and beautiful. Don't worry moms, when you drop your son or daughter off to their first day of kindergarden you can cry bittersweet tears when you come home and see their photos on your wall.
Parenting is not easy and it is far from perfect but as long as you have love that is all you need. Let me capture that bond between you and your children.

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I recently had a stupendous session with the Perry Family. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception, either. The Perry’s kept me laughing during the entire session with funny jokes and the silly things they would say to each other. They are also so very sweet, they had some of the nicest things to say about me and my business, which made me blush.

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We met at the Perry’s farm which I fell in love with!!!  I loved shooting there because their cotton was in full bloom and has gorgeous views. I was so excited to be able to photograph their family there.

For our shoot, the Perry’s brought out their old tractor.  I was able to work in their tractor, my vintage couch and the outfits they chose, which really made for some amazing photos.

Okay, on to pictures of the Perry family!

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It can be a headache to get everyone in the family excited about another family photo shoot. Whether it is the traditional holiday shoot or a shoot to update the family photo album planning a family shoot can be a bit stressful. You want your family shoot to go smoothly and be enjoyable for everyone. Consider these tips to get everyone more involved and excited about your next family shoot.

 

4 Ways to Make Your Family Shoot More Fun.

 

  1. Choose the right clothes.

Many families choose matching outfits that not all the kids or even their spouse are excited to wear. Instead of choosing matching outfits choose a color palette or a pattern for one family member and work with those colors for the rest of the families outfit. This will allow each family member to choose something they are more comfortable in and gives you more options to add layers and fun textures. You will still get a unified look without everyone wearing the same thing.  Not only will this be more fun for everyone in the photo but the finished product look better as well.

 

  1. Location, location, location.

Not only does the right location make for stunning photos it also helps everyone feel more comfortable and relaxed. Choosing a familiar location, especially with younger kids, can keep things light and natural. A location that allows you kids to explore a little and run around freely can be the perfect setting for some precious moments.

 

  1. Bring some props.

Props are always a good idea to bring along for your family shoot and can be just about anything. From bubbles to chalkboards to blankets and kites, the right prop can get everyone in the family more involved in the shoot.

 

  1. Don’t forget your pets!

Pets are part of the family too, so why not bring them along for your family shoot? Dogs can be very photogenic and your kids will love including their furry family member in their photo shoot. No matter what type of pet you have, animals add a ton of fun not just during the shoot but to the overall images themselves.

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It’s not easy getting the whole family together and when you do you want to get as many images of everyone together as possible. Planning a professional photo shoot at a family reunion for extended family photos can make it easier for you to get everyone in front of the camera at the same time. But, even though you may have everyone together, how can you ensure that your images come out looking stunning? Here are some suggestions to make sure your final images “WOW” the entire family.

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Coordinating outfits:

Unless you have shirts specially designed for everyone to wear, do your best to coordinate outfits that compliment each other and help the group look unified. One of the best ways to do this is to choose a color palette. This way, everyone can select their own individual outfit while still looking cohesive as a group. Choose two or three colors that go well with each other as well as a neutral color for pants or skirts like denim, white or khaki. For my style of photography I recommend pastel colors such as light pink, light blue, light purple with khakis or light grey pants. Check out this extended family sessions outfits to help get an idea.

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Location:

Finding the perfect location for your reunion shoot can be a bit of a challenge. If you have a large family you want to choose a location that will be able to accommodate everyone. Planning an outdoor shoot can be the best option since it can allow for the most room. For the best outdoor lighting you’ll want to plan to take your photos during golden hour (an hour after sunrise or up to two hours before sunset) or in an area with full shade – if you cannot do it during sunrise or sunset – so that you don’t have dappled lighting on people’s faces. Your professional photographer can help you select a suitable location and suggest the best time to take outdoor photos.

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Shots list:

Big family shoots can get confusing and chaotic pretty quickly. Having a list of all the families will make things go a lot smoother. Consider planning for each family to have individual shots and then a large group shot of everyone together. It may be beneficial if you appoint one person from the family that knows everyone’s names so he or she can assist your photographer and make sure everyone is in front of the camera at their scheduled time.

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