Preparing for your family portrait.
1. Seek and hire and professional photographer: Hiring a professional photographer is the first step. Speak with them over the phone for a consultation. Diligently look over their website portfolio. What are their family portrait packages? Are prints and digital negatives included? Do they use lighting? Where are the portraits going to be taken? How flexible is the photographer with traveling to areas? How creative can the shots be? Many family photographers will travel to the right location that suits your family’s needs.
2. Schedule your Shoot: Make sure to consider your schedule and try not to plan your session around busy times of the day or week so you don’t feel rushed. Be cognizant of rush hour traffic especially here in the metro area. If you’re only 30 minutes from your shoot and it’s scheduled at 6:30pm, make sure to leave at least 45 minutes ahead of time.