For busy families, it's easy to let life's daily demands get in the way of enjoying special moments together. That's why it's so important to carve out time for activities that bring you joy and allow you to connect. Family photography sessions can be a wonderful way to do just that, but it's important to make sure that the experience is fully customized to fit your family's unique style and needs. Here are some tips for totally customizing and thoroughly enjoying your family photography session:

1. Start with vision-casting. What do you hope to capture during the session? Do you want to focus on candid, spontaneous moments or more posed shots? Do you want to showcase your family's interests and passions? Having a clear vision in mind will help guide the rest of the process.

2. Choose a location that aligns with your vision. Whether it's a local park, your backyard, or a special spot with sentimental value, the location can play a big role in the overall feel of the session. Consider the time of day, lighting, and background to ensure that the location complements your vision.

3. Plan your wardrobe carefully. Clothing can make a big impact on the look and feel of your photos, so it's important to choose outfits that not only look great in photos, but also reflect your family's personality and style. Aim for comfortable, cohesive wardrobe choices that will help you feel relaxed and at ease during the session.

4. Prepare for the session. Whether it's packing snacks and water, bringing along a favorite stuffed animal or toy, or practicing your best smiles, taking the time to prepare beforehand can help the session run smoothly and reduce stress.

5. Relax and have fun! At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you and your family are able to enjoy the experience and connect with each other. Don't worry about getting every pose or expression perfect – the beauty of family photography is in the candid, spontaneous moments. Trust your photographer to capture your family's unique personality and let your love and joy shine through.

Does that sound overwhelming? Well I've got good news for you... that's all taken care of when we plan a session together! I've got an effortless approach to gathering the most important information with minimal work on your end, then I have an absolute blast creating a fun, unique, and memorable session that's precisely suited to each family. It's truly a joy to watch a family revel in the delight of simply being together and realizing all the things you love about each other. :)