What to Expect From A Family Photoshoot

by Jasiah Eden

Our family portrait sessions are described by our clients as relaxed, creative, timeless, and innovative. Christina is happy to meet with you in-home or on location to create family portraits. We work at a relaxed pace on the day of your photoshoot so that you don’t realize you are having your family portrait taken. Christina can create original pieces of art for you by making sure that everyone has fun. Family portraits are an important part of family history. First, we photograph the whole family together. Then, we break up into groups in any combination you’d like.

Make The Perfect Holiday Cards With A Professional Family Photoshoot

Family portrait sessions are a great time of year to plan a session. It is worth the effort to capture one of the best times of the year when everyone is together.

We can capture everything, from matching Christmas pajamas to formal Hanukkah dinners and New Years’ celebrations. We can also capture your baby’s first holiday season with our newborn photography experience.

Christina values communication and strives to make a booking with us easy for families. We will help you and your family from the moment you contact us until the day of your shoot. We can help you with outfit suggestions and a list to find locations. When it comes time to take family portraits, you only need to show up.

How To Schedule A Portrait Session

  1. Contact us via one of our web forms or give us a call
  2. Talk about the details such as the date, the clothing suggestions, your vision, and other tips before you pay your session fee.
  3. Shoot in-home or on location
  4. Take a look at your photos and place your order
  5. We will retouch your photos and process your order
  6. Order now

Most Common Questions About Family Photography

What Is Your Payment Plan?

Portrait sessions require a non-refundable retainer, or session fee, upon booking. Print products and digital images must be purchased separately. For print orders, a minimum 50% payment is required. The remaining 50% must be paid upon collection. Digital orders require payment in full. There are payment plans available.

Accept What Forms Of Payment?

Accepted payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Visa debit card, cash, or check.

Inclement Weather

We reserve the right not to schedule your portrait appointment if we feel that the weather is less than ideal. In the event of rain, we usually book two dates during the summer months. We often cannot make the final call until approximately 1-2 hours before the shoot.

Where Can I Get Family Portraits Taken In My Area?

Family portraits can either be taken on location, at a park, beach, or at your home. We will send you examples of the locations we love to photograph.

Which Time Of The Day Is Best To Take Environmental Portraits?

We recommend shooting in the morning or late afternoon.

Can My Pet Be Included In My Family Portrait?

Yes, absolutely! However, we recommend that you bring someone to help with the wrangling.

What Is The Best Time For Newborn Photos?

We recommend that you capture the essence of newborn photography within the first 10-14 days.

What Should We Wear?

This question is often asked and we are happy to help with clothing recommendations.

This post was written by a photographer at Christina Louise Photos. Christina is a St Petersburg Family Photographer capturing the intimate moments of maternity, motherhood, and childhood. As visual storytellers, we turn your most intimate moments into lasting memories. Contact us today to learn more about scheduling a photo shoot!

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