I like to think the most important part of any type of session is not the end results. I hope that all my clients have fun during their sessions. In all honesty, the more fun you have, the better your images will turn out. The best images are always the candids when people just forget about the camera and interact with each other.
That being said, here are a few tips to enjoy your session.
1. – Stop worrying about how the images will turn out. Just worry about relaxing, enjoying some time away from work, and spending time with your family.
2. – Expect to sit in the grass, roll your pants up and get in the water, and deal with some rain drops, cloudy skies, snow, and hot or cold weather. This is what makes your images different than anybody else’s. Just embrace it and go with it.
3. – When dealing with larger groups – pay attention to the camera. Don’t worry about the squirrel in the tree to the left of you. It’s funny how many shots get thrown when I get a 2 year old, a five year old, and your golden retriever looking and smiling, but Mom and Dad are looking off into space.
4. – Don’t tell me you don’t take good pictures because you won’t with that mindset. Just forget about the camera and you may be surprised.
I would like to come back to this topic some more in the future. Until then, hopefully these tips will help everyone have more fun (because that is what is most important to me) and in result better images will be produced.