Benefits of Taking Family Photos During A Senior Photo Session
Columbus, Ohio, Senior Photographer
When was the last time you took some high-quality pictures with your loved ones? If you can’t remember or if it hasn’t happened yet, I’ve got the perfect solution! Bring the whole family together during your child’s senior photo session!
So, your child--who you are sure was just in diapers yesterday--has finally grown up and is halfway out the door to college - wow, time flies!
Whenever I host a senior photo session, I know what a proud and sentimental time it can be for everyone, especially the parents. That’s why I’d like to extend an official invitation to rally your group together and make some memories that are meant to last.
I know what you’re thinking… “I don’t want to hijack my child's senior photo session!”
But I’m here to reassure you that it’s not like that at all! It’s actually an added bonus to the photo session!
Bringing loved ones along is a great opportunity to create updated family portraits that parents cherish now and that seniors will appreciate once they start making their way in the real world.
If your current family portraits are collecting dust on your mantel, or if the last time you had family photos was when your senior was in preschool, then maybe this is a sign to just go for it! And you can get your holiday photos out of the way early too. It’s a win-win!
Benefits of Creating Family Portraits During a Senior Photo Session
Timing - it's easier than ever because families join at the END of the senior session
Family photos are quick (but not rushed)
Capture updated portraits of parents by themselves
Create sibling photos (or re-create a blast from the past photo)
One session fee - that's it!
Timing Has Never Been Easier
Now that I’ve got you on board, here’s how I recommend timing for the family photo portion.
Since your senior is already camera ready, I suggest families join in toward the end of the senior photo session. Typically this is when we’ve moved beyond the studio, and we’re shooting at an outdoor location.
I usually ask the parent who comes along for the entire senior session to be the point of contact for the rest of the family. They can update the rest of the gang on timing as the session moves along.
With a little coordination on timing, family photos have never been easier!
Family Session Inspo
Whether you want complete family portraits or just some updated sibling shots (when was the last time those happened?!), the idea is to have FUN and make some memories along the way!
These tend to be quick and easy, and for the impatient folks (cough*dads*cough), they're usually done in 15 or 20 minutes!
Parents - when was the last time you had photos taken of you and your partner? If you said at your wedding, you're not alone. I hear that often, and it's time to change that!
Do you have a hilarious sibling photo you've been dying to recreate? Let's do it! The photos will be fun and will be sure to put a smile on everyone's faces - especially grandparents!
For the dads that don't necessarily love to have photos taken, I've found these moments tend to pull at those nostalgic heartstrings a bit - so be prepared for that.
Shot List for Family Sessions
Each parent with children
Senior by themselves (they are the star of the day, after all)
When we collaborate on your senior photo session, here are some added bonuses so you can get the most out of our time together:
One Session Fee - that's it! There are no additional fees to add family to your senior photo session.
Want to bring your bestie? Let's do it! I've done several sessions where seniors have brought their best friends along!
Make your day purrrrfect by bringing your furry friend to your senior session! They're family too!
Graduation is always a time of celebration and reflection, and I want my clients to be able to remember these times with beautiful photos.
I don't need to tell you how fast time flies, so make the most out of your senior session by creating family memories too!