Spruce Grove Family Photographer | How to Prepare for your Session

As a Spruce Grove Family Photographer, I’ve put together a few tips below that will help you prepare for your family photos so they can go as smooth as possible.

If you have young children, the thought of family photos might make you nervous if they are very active or rambunctious. However, as a Spruce Grove Family Photographer, I have worked with many families with kids of all ages, and we always get some great photos and the kids go away with a fun experience.

Here are some tips that will help everything go smoothly:

  1. Try and have your children as well rested as possible. I know it can be hard to always make sure our little ones have perfect sleep. However, making sure they have had a good night sleep and applicable naps the day of the session will make a big difference on their demeaner during the session.
  2. Ensure they have full bellies. Full bellies make happy kids. It’s a good idea to give them a snack prior to the session as well as bring some non-messy back up snacks and water for during the session.
  3. Bring something they love. You could bring along something they love to keep them content. We can even incorporate it into one of their individual pictures as well.
  4. Make it fun! If you kids that don’t enjoy getting their pictures taken, plan something fun to do as a family after pictures. You could grab ice cream or a treat they love. This way, kids know if they smile and behave for just a little bit, fun will be coming.

If you follow these tips, these are great building blocks for a smooth session. Now you can leave the rest of it up to me! I know that kids do not like to sit still, so getting everyone moving is key for some great photos. We will walk, run, twirl and play and you will get beautiful, authentic family photos to cherish.

Nicole Zee Photography is a maternity, newborn, baby & family photographer serving the greater Edmonton area, including Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Devon and Parkland County.

I’m so glad you’re here and would love to tell you more about a family session with me. CLICK HERE to view my website and read more about a portrait experience with me. Follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK for sneak peaks, behind the scenes and more.

P.S. For more beautiful family photos and inspiration, check out my talented friend, Samantha on her blog Lifestyle Photographer Portland Oregon

  1. Nicole, these are lovely! I love these natural and fun photos that you captured of this family! Great tips too; I know full bellies and good sleep make a huge difference for my little guy.

  2. Jasmyn says:

    I love all of your tips on how to prepare for family photos! Also, what a beautiful location to have a family session! These are gorgeous!

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