this one's for the kids
this one's for the dads
this one's for the mums
Getting your kids prepared and excited for the session often can take any nerves or shyness out of the evening. As soon as you book, let them know what we will be doing, tell them they’re going to have their pictures taken, and it’s going to be FUN. Make it an adventure! You don’t have to tell them to “cheeeeeeese” or that they must smile at the camera, often this can make them so nervous that they’re fighting to laugh and can’t relax. Being relaxed and affectionate with your children will bring out their personalities.
That being said, bribery is not a crime. If you think your kids need a little extra encouragement, treats during the session are totally okay! Or perhaps even an ice cream date afterwards?!
Mums, I’m speaking to you. Hubby feeling less than thrilled about the photoshoot? Don’t stress, this is so normal. Remind them they do not need to stand in front of me and smile the entire time, the adults have just as much fun as the kids. I promise you I have such a relaxed vibe and it will never feel lame or uncomfortable.
Firstly, congratulations. It’s fiiiiinally your time to be in some pictures, I’m certain you’re the one that’s always taking the photos and forget ot be in them. When your kids sit down with you as they grow older you never want to have to answer the question "Where were you, mom?". Because you were there too and it will be so nice to have proof of that. I’m sure you’ve done all the planning and you just want everything to be perfect, it’s a lot of work! Time to relax now, you’re in safe hands! Come as yourself, live in the moment, take in your children. Just be present.