We get it, taking pictures with a big group isn’t the easiest of feats. There’s a huge possibility for awkward poses, hesitant smiles, and once you add in the screaming children who’s had enough of the camera, you’ll lose energy and you’d want to wrap up the session as fast as you can.
So, how on earth can you be relaxed, show some connection, feel like you’re having fun during the SweetEscape session with the big family, and get some really great pictures at the end of it? Here are three things you can do:
You might want to choose a place that is meaningful to you. Whether you’re visiting it for the first time or you’ve been there a million times, choose somewhere that interests you and a lot of your family members (because let’s face it, you won’t be able to please everybody). After you book a session with SweetEscape, get in touch with your assigned photographer and chat about all the possible locations you can be at your destination. They know the city like the back of the hand, and they will be able to recommend places to suit your liking.
Believe it or not, colored outfits make a world of a difference in group portraits. However, since we like to keep our style of portraits casual and candid, instead of being “matchy-matchy” and wearing the same set out outfits, may we suggest you to wear the same warm or cool color palates? Oh and another thing, whatever you choose to wear, please make sure that you’re comfortable!
Remind yourself that this is supposed to be a fun session. Don’t hold back on the laughter or the need to comfort a crying child. Be okay with taking a break and let the photographer go on with taking pictures of mini groups. Let the kids run around and be silly. Let the grandparents sit back and relax as they watch them. We believe that it’s these in-between moments that will end up being your favorites!
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