I feel like I was super lucky at yesterday’s marathon sessions. I had three sessions scheduled with a 15 minute break between each session. Between my first and second session, it rained fairly hard. But then stopped in time for my second session. It caused some humidity and so vengeful mosquitoes, but we made it through.
I warned this family ahead of time that I was going to struggle with their names. These girls are Kaylie and Morgan. My own girls are Megan and Kayla. The similarities helped me to remember their names, but I did, as I knew I would keep mixing them up because Megan is my oldest, but for these two sisters, Morgan is the younger sister.
I finally managed to retrain my brain by the end of the session, and I hope they forgave me. What a fun family to work with! I so enjoyed getting to know these girls and their parents. They were so fun to work with and naturals in front of the camera. We had a fantastic time.
Before a session, I have a survey that asks clients what their most important shots are. That helps me to balance the priorities of the session, but I always have in my head a list of shots I want to be able to include in a clients gallery. These girls made it easy to capture those shots.
- A family shot with everyone looking at the camera. (Not my favorite, but I feel like I need to include it.)
- A candid family shot, that shows emotion. (My favorite)
- Individual close-ups of each of your children.
- Full body & candids of each of your children.
- A more posed sibling shot, if possible. (May be difficult if they are super young.)
- Mom & Dad together. (It’s important to capture where the family began.)
- Details (feet, hair, lovey, hands, etc)
- Mom with the kids
- Dad with the kids
- Fun, create shots of everyone having fun.
Did I miss anything? What would be on your shot list?