Three Reasons Why Your Next Photo Session Should be at Home

It's tough to convince a family that their next photo session should be at home. Even I can't deny the appeal of a natural backdrop, golden sunlight, and fresh air. Take a look at my portfolio and you'll see for yourself: everyone wants an outdoor photo session. Just take a look at your collection of holiday cards and birthday invites and you'll see the same thing: a beautifully blurred-out natural background with a smiling toddler or family.

Your next photo session should be different. Do your next photo session at home. Whether you're a photographer looking to convince your clients or a family scheduling your next session, read on to find out why you'll love an at-home photo session as much as the little girl below did:


A photo session at home is comfortable and easy. You don't have to rush to get ready, get in the car, and drive. You can just get ready and wait for the photographer to arrive. Kids will appreciate showing off their toys and playing around in rooms and on their own furniture. Should moods go sour, snacks are just a room away in the kitchen. You never know what natural moment might occur as we explore your home--those day-to-day objects and routines often yield great candid photos.

At home, we also don't need to worry about the weather. It's always the same inside! That means we'll never need to worry about rescheduling (or arriving late!). I love the peace-of-mind of knowing that a session will occur no matter what's happening outside.

And if it's a nice day, we can always venture to the backyard or down the street to a park. In fact, you'd be amazed at how good a backyard can look.

Portrait sessions can bring all kinds of stress. There's no substituting the familiarity and comfort that being at home can bring to everyone's mood.

The little guy below loved being at home as we began our session:

You don't need to travel far for a great photo--I took this portrait on the side of their house: