Do you have a hard time posing large families? How about extended families!? This session was so fun and I just loved putting together different combinations to create this full gallery. There’s a reason I love family photography and this session showcases some of that! Before diving in I do have a FREE class called “5 Steps to Launching Your Photography Side-Gig.” It’s designed to help you launch your photography business! If you’ve been wondering how to get started or want to finally take the leap check it out. Now, let’s take a look at these extended family session tips.
When I start posing multiple families I start with adults first. In this case I wanted to anchor the photo with Grandma and Grandpa. You’ll see how I place everyone surrounding them. I’m finding a balance while grouping everyone and putting the kids in last. Then I have them SQUEEZE! Naturally we don’t stand this close to others, but for pictures you don’t want gaps. Gaps look awkward and by eliminating them you create these warm genuine moments.
Adults, look at me and smile the whole time. I’ll take care of the kids! It’s natural (especially for the parents) to try to get their kids looking and smiling. As a photographer I know with large groups there will be head swaps for kids. But as long as the adults are set I can play around with the little ones. Another trick I use often for clients when the sun is shining in their eyes is to keep them closed until I count to 3! It can be a fun “game” and helps you capture an image with everyone’s eyes open!
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Behind the Lens is our BRAND NEW MEMBERSHIP program geared towards family photographers! Each month our members receive a behind-the-scenes video of me shooting a REAL family session. As a bonus, I also include an EXCLUSIVE MASTERCLASS each month teaching on business topics I don't teach anywhere else! As our MOST AFFORDABLE, value-packed educational resource in our shop, it's a no-brainer for anyone looking to level up their family photography game! Join me every month behind the lens.