It is finally starting to warm up in Michigan, and I can’t wait to start planning spring sessions. The first thing I do when a client contacts me to plan their family photography session is determine if I can meet their needs and expectations through my style of photography. If so, we then discuss location. I ask clients to consider how they enjoy spending their free time together as a family as well as favorite spots within their community.
For some families that live in an urban area, a downtown location best suits their style.
For other families in the Ann Arbor or Metro Detroit area, they might prefer the beautiful parks with gardens and lush trees.
Why is the location important?The location will help set the tone and mood for your session. In addition to considering what location might hold memories for your family, I also urge clients to consider what they want to do with their images once they are made. If a client wants a wall display or one large statement piece, then she also needs to consider the style of their home and possibly even the wall color. I used to have a room with a deep, blue paint color on the walls. Not all of our family photographs looked right displayed in that room. Black and white photographs, however, looked gorgeous.
A little bit of planning before your session will ensure you receive images and memories you will treasure and proudly display as a reflection of your family.
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