Preparing for your Session

Sunset family sessions are a beautiful way to capture cherished memories with your loved ones. However, preparing for a family photoshoot can be daunting, especially when it's taking place during the golden hour. With the right preparation, you can create a stress-free and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. In this blog post, we'll share some tips on how to prepare for your outdoor sunset family session.

Choose the right location

Think about your family and their personalities. Do you prefer the calm, beauty of the tall grasslands, or are you a spunky family who prefers a more Urban style? If you have small children, it is strongly encouraged to sway from the urban settings, as they tend to like a little freedom during our sessions, and trying to keep them from running into traffic or crowds may prove to be a little difficult and cause stress, mama :)

Coordinate outfits

Outfit coordination is an essential part of family photoshoots. You don't need to match, but you should aim to coordinate outfits to create a cohesive look. Keep in mind that comfort is key, especially for children. Opt for clothing that reflects your family's style and personality, while avoiding clothing with logos or graphics. Neutral tones or soft colors are a great choice for outdoor sunset family sessions, as they complement the natural surroundings.

Plan hair and makeup if you want that polished look

Makeup and hair are real elements to consider when preparing for your family photoshoot. Schedule a hair and makeup appointment ahead of time, and make sure to communicate the look you're going for with your stylist. Keep it simple and natural, as you want to look like yourself in the photos. Men should consider getting a haircut a week or two before the shoot.

Bring props and accessories

Props and accessories can add a fun and personalized touch to your family photoshoot. Consider bringing blankets, hats, scarves, or any other items that reflect your family's personality and interests. If you have young children, bring toys or snacks to keep them entertained during the session.

Prepare for the weather

The weather can be unpredictable, especially during outdoor sessions. Check the forecast ahead of time and bring appropriate clothing and accessories in case the weather changes. Also, make sure to bring sunscreen and bug spray, as you'll likely be outside for at least an hour.

Communicate with your photographer

Before your session, communicate with your photographer about your vision for the photoshoot. Share any special requests or poses you want to capture, as well as any concerns you may have. This will ensure that your photographer is on the same page and can capture the perfect shots. You can expect the same style of family sessions as seen on the website.

Relax and have fun

The most important tip when preparing for your outdoor sunset family session is to relax and have fun. Trust your photographer and let them guide you through the process. Enjoy the moment and cherish the memories you're creating with your loved ones.

In conclusion, preparing for your outdoor sunset family session doesn't have to be stressful. By following these tips, you can create a stress-free and enjoyable experience that results in beautiful, cherished memories. Choose the right location, coordinate outfits, plan hair and makeup, bring props and accessories, prepare for the weather, communicate with your photographer, and most importantly, relax and have fun!