Every time I even think about scheduling a family photo session with my family, my husband has excuses before I even finish my thought. I don't get it either. He's sexy and photogenic! He has no reason to avoid a camera. But, let me share my secrets with you on how I prepare my husband for a photo shoot!
Find the best time that works with his schedule. I know that as the CEO of your family, your schedule it hectic between the mom taxi duty, groceries, getting dinner on the table, and chores around the house. But, sometimes it is worth giving a little in order to get a lot.
If he normally gets off work at 4 pm each weekday, then schedule a weeknight session. If he works late every night then try a weekend. The biggest hurdle I have to jump over is finding a time that he already has some down time. Once I get past this hurdle, it's so much easier to get his cooperation!
What To Wear
I'm sure there's one nice outfit that will coordinate perfectly with the clothes that everyone else in the family is wearing! There's no need to buy brand new outfits. Remember that coordinating does not need to be perfectly matched. For example, everyone wearing different shades of blue or gray or browns will look great.
Unless you desire a photo with everyone wearing the exact same shade of a color, different shades of the same color will work. So will neutral colors for some family members with a non-neutral color for other family members.
Just keep in mind what your background will be. If you are going to have an outdoor session surrounded by greenery, greens will not be the best color to wear because you'll blend right in! If you will be in a studio, the photographer should have a backdrop available to compliment your clothes.
Make it Fun and Interesting For Him
Is your husband an avid sports fan? Hunter? Restores cars in his spare time? Find a way to incorporate his hobby into the session! Change everyone's shirts midway through the session to his favorite team's jersey. Bring his favorite (unloaded) gun. Pose with his hobby car.
There's plenty of time in a photo session to shift the focus away from your husband's hobby!
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My mission with photography is to capture the moments of your life: belly laughs, smiles, excited faces, hugs, tears of joy, and loving glances. Let's have some fun! Click on the button below to schedule your photo shoot with me. It's quick and easy!