This has to be one of the most fun and light-hearted winter family photo sessions that I have done this year! I just love everything about this family! Just check out how sweet this family is when they interact with each other.
The Engstrom family did a great job thinking about how to coordinate their outfits. Kelley & Zach chose focal color and used neutrals to pull all their outfits together. Since their family photos were taken in the winter, they made sure to wear plenty of layers to stay warm. They even brought a blanket with to wrap up with when they got chilly. Needs ideas for colors? Check my pinterest board with loads of color combinations.
For a family photo session, I start by taking the posed family shots. While I am shooting, I talk with the family members and get to know them a bit. This helps everyone in the family feel at ease. Once everyone has forgotten about the camera, I switch things up and do more lifestyle shots. Lifestyle family photos capture the connections between family members and tend to be my favorite shots of the entire session.
During family sessions, I always let the kids jump right in a test out some of their own ideas for photos. I have found that when kids are able to help out, they have more fun at the session. Having fun and creating memories is a huge part of a successful family photo session. When you have a good time during your photo session, it helps create a story and not just a nice image.
Another thing I love about family photo sessions is showcasing the different people that make up the family. Sometimes we forget about the relationship between the parents, so capturing their love is important to me.