Our Favorite Family Photo Shoot Tips

By Kristin Swenson |

Each season I love to schedule a family photo shoot. That could mean a session with all four of us or sometimes it’s just the kids. Watching how they grow and evolve throughout the year is the greatest gift and I so enjoy capturing them in frame worthy photos. Now, typically, we turn to our favorite family photographer, but that can get expensive when you’re talking about doing several shoots a year, plus everyone’s schedules have to coordinate. Most in demand photographers book up months in advance. So, I’m not above getting creative in order to get my family photo shoots done…

And this time I decided to head to a studio. Portrait Innovations in Clearwater, Florida to be exact. The staff at this location was filled with lovely, smiling people who knew just what to do to make our family photo shoot fun. The fact that the kids were having a blast meant their natural personalities shone through in their portraits and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out. As you can see, at Portrait Innovations they offer an array of backgrounds that you can select based on  your color preferences!

Being that we just went through the process, I thought I would share a few easy tips to help you get the best family photos possible…

family photo shoot

sibling photos

sibling photo

family photo shoot tips

sibling photo shoot

1. Select coordinating outfits. There is no reason that you have to get all matchy matchy with their looks if you don’t want to, but pieces in coordinating prints and colors look fabulous together. Just sayin’.

2. Good moods lead to good photos. Do whatever you have to do to walk into that studio with happy kids. Feed them before you arrive. Promise a special surprise for after they’re done. You get the picture.

3. Don’t take it too seriously. If their parents are stressed out, the kids will be stressed out. Just go with the flow and know that the photographer’s goal is to get great shots. Let them do their thing!

So, if you too feel like it’s time for a family photo shoot, why not head to your local Portrait Innovations studio? If you hurry and make it in there by 4/23/17, you could take advantage of their Spring 24 Portrait Package special which includes 1-10×13 Wall Portrait, 2-8x10s, 4-5x7s, 4-3x5s, 8-2x3s, and 5-5×7 cards, plus a high resolution CD with your favorite pose. Did I mention it’s only $19.99 and you get a Free $100 16×20 Canvas, plus there isn’t a sitting fee?! You can find the coupon for this deal HERE! Why not schedule your appointment today?!

entry page

And they’re also hosting a really cool contest right now too! You could win $1000 by sharing your springtime Portrait Innovations portraits. You just have to get your friends and family in on the voting action after you submit and the top 20 people who get the most votes will then be judged by Portrait Innovations. There will be 5 winners total who will each win $1,000. Is that a killer prizer or what?! Get all the fun details HERE. Hurry! This contest ends on 4/30/17.

This is a sponsored post.

Leave a Comment