Try and get your
subjects to laugh. Have some fun it makes them look more natural.
Make sure that
the sun is to the back of your sweet subjects so that they are able to
Feel free to
change locations if you find that it is not working. Don't be scared to
get that whole group to move.
If parents insist
on coming to the shoot.... (which most likely they will) Instruct them
at the beginning of the shoot that they are welcome to be there but it
would help greatly if they would stand off to the side, not behind you
(the photographer) kids tend to look at there parents for direction. You
do not need 10 children looking in different directions. Example
Have a short meeting
with them pr
ior to the photo shoot. You can discuss Location, wardrobe,
props. Have your clients look at your portfolio before hand. So that
they are familiar with your style of work. DO NOT, under any requests,
the day of the photo shoot start allowing the clients to direct you....
this is what will happen.
It takes about an hour (which goes quickly) to get about 10 - 30
good shots. So have fun and relax. If you are uptight your subjects
will most likely be as well. You can do it.
A big Thanks
to my models. My nieces, nephews & my kids. This was a Photograph
for our parents anniversary. They loved it. Made my Mom cry.... (I am so