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Family Portraits, by Sonia Ahmad

08 Oct 2022 10:34 AM | Duane Blocker, CPP (Administrator)

Putting together a family portrait session can be time-consuming and stressful, especially when deciding what to wear, who to include in the photo and how to pose. Planning for family portraits can take up so much time and hassle, especially with all the other things families have going on at this time of year. Many clients are trying to get their professional photographer before it's too late. They want a professional photographer to capture their holiday magic.

As professional photographers with years of experience, we can offer stress-free portrait sessions and high-quality portrait products so that clients can enjoy the large wall art in their homes or give a gift to their family members as a holiday gift. We can assure the clients to have a stress-free photo session and provide high-quality photographs that will last a lifetime.

Here are few tips that can help your clients with family portrait session.

Choose a location that is special to the family that you are working with:

Studios typically offer a variety of backdrop and lighting options, as well as props, so you can create unique and memorable photographs. A professional portrait studio is an excellent option if the family celebrates a special occasion or wants to have some updated family portraits taken. As we are skilled photographers, we will be able to capture the family's personalities and spirit in their photos. So if the clients are looking for something special, I would consider booking a session at my portrait studio with various backdrop options, maybe canvas or modern backdrop, and also skilled in lighting them in the best possible way.

What if the clients are you looking for a unique way to capture their family's memories? Why not have their portraits taken in their home? A client's home can be excellent for family portraits because it is full of personal memories and sentimental value. Plus, it's a setting that the family is probably familiar with and comfortable in.

Were the clients looking for an exciting location for family portraits? Think outside the box and choose a place special to the family. Maybe it's their grandparents' farm, the spot where mom and dad of the family got married, or the place where the kids were born. Whatever it is, pick a place where your client will have fond memories of being together. By choosing a unique location, your photos will be sure to stand out from the rest!

Dress in coordinating colors or patterns

When it comes to family portraits, there are so many things to think about. What should they wear? How do they pose? Which background looks best? But one of your most important decisions is what the family will wear. Coordinating colors or color schemes can make the photos look polished and professional.

Pose in creative ways that show your personality as a family

Are you looking for a way to show their personality as a family? Why not try posing in creative ways? This can be a fun way to express themselves and help you connect with them. As professional photographers, we can help with this and even give tips on how to pose themselves; when your clients are looking to have a family portrait taken, whether it is for their Christmas card, you will want to make sure that they are posed in the best way possible.

Create wall portrait and hang them in your home for everyone to enjoy 

When creating a wall portrait, the sky is the limit! One crucial tip when building a wall portrait is to hang it at eye level. This will ensure that your client can appreciate the artwork without straining their necks. You can also offer a digital painting or get creative with mixed media.

Another tip is to use a frame that compliments the artwork. A simple frame can make all the difference in the overall look of your portrait. Having various framing options in your studio can help your clients decide on the spot.

Regarding the quality of the print or large artwork, archival quality prints are a great way to preserve memories. Not only will they last for years, but they also provide a high-quality option for displaying their photos on the wall. Unlike regular prints from the local drug store, archival prints are resistant to fading and discoloration, making them an excellent choice for keepsakes. This could be a perfect topic during the sales process.

And lastly, don't be afraid to get creative! This is your chance to show off your expertise and style. So have fun with your clients!

Sonia Ahmad

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