After booking your family portrait photo shoot with Boutique Lifestyle Photography, it is now time to start preparing you and your family to ensure you arrived prepared and ready for your session. With the help of a few easy tips and tricks, you can be assured of a fun-filled and enjoyable studio experience!
When selecting clothing styles and colours for your family, the first thing to understand is that there is no ‘wrong’ choice. Choosing a style or theme for your photo shoot is an individual choice, and it is more important that you and your family feel comfortable. If you choose a style that doesn’t resonate with you, that will clearly show in your portraits. If you are unsure, the safest option is to go for a smart-casual look, which is both relaxed yet always photographs well.
With regard to colours, it is best to select colours that again you feel most comfortable in, but be sure to have some form of consistency among family members. The colours you choose don’t have to be identical, even complimentary colours (such as cool or warm) ensures your professional family images look well balanced.
In addition to your choice of clothing (and you are welcome to bring along a second option if you wish), other factors that contribute to stunning results are in some of the smaller details. For example, ensure that you come with clean hair, freshly ironed clothing, no mud on your shoes and try to avoid any form of sunburn prior to your session.
If you are planning on wearing makeup in your family portraits, be sure to have tried your makeup in advance to ensure you are happy with your complexion and results. For men, either a clean shaven look works well (assuming you don’t have a beard), or a neatly trimmed beard likewise works best.
If you have any additional questions regarding your preparation, you are most welcome to contact us and we will be happy to help you. Combining these preparation tips above with our posing assistance, professional studio lighting and our relaxed atmosphere, you will enjoy a fun-filled family photo shoot experience with amazing results!
Boutique Lifestyle Photography
Suite 1, 231 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023
(09) 522 5123