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Nothing preserves a family in time like a portrait session. A successful photo shoot requires some advanced preparation and attention to a few important details. Once you’ve nailed down all the essentials, you are sure to come away with several shots to choose from. Brown framed canvas prints are perfect for enlarging your favorite images and displaying your children at each stage of life. Complete these vital steps prior to your photo shoot to ensure you get plenty of great pictures.
Several weeks prior to the big day, finalize the wardrobe for the whole family. Rather than having everyone in matching shirts and pants, choose a color scheme and let family members wear clothing that flatters their body type and fits their style. If everyone feels comfortable and confident, they are much more likely to look and act naturally during the photo shoot.
Picking the perfect location should be a combined effort between you and the photographer. Some spots are better than others for larger groups and your schedule may determine if a certain location will have good lighting at that time of day. Be sure to choose a spot you love or one with positive family memories, as it will be the backdrop you will see for years to come. Ask members of your family for photo ideas if you can't decide on a location or theme.
When portrait day arrives, there are a few important steps you can take to make the whole experience smoother. If young children are involved, be sure they get a good nap and a healthy meal prior to picture taking. In fact, everyone should eat something in advance of the session to ensure happy, cooperative subjects.
Memorable photos usually capture the essence of individual personalities. Be yourself during the photo shoot by choosing natural poses and facial expressions. Forced smiles and uncomfortable positions usually yield disappointing results, so don’t be afraid to let the photographer know if you’d like to switch positions. Once the pictures are in, be sure to order photo prints along with your brown canvas prints.