Tips For Your Family Pictures at The Park, Beach, or Indoors

Toddlers are especially tricky. The thing is to keep them occupied, that's where the park comes in handy. And the action shots are sometimes my favorites.

Tips For Your Family Pictures at The Park, Beach or Indoors

STYLE: We are going for casual dressy - or depending on the season to match.

#1 - Just bring your individual taste to the picture.

A good rule is parents neutral and kids can go crazy. Avoid the typical jeans and the exact same white t-shirt. A nice one is for boys to wear jeans and girls dresses. 
 

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Tips For Your Family Pictures at The Park, Beach or Indoors

#2 - DO NOT WEAR BUSY PATTERNS

I can date a picture from a pattern. Keep it simple. Also, avoid big trendy logos on boys shirts. Except Batman. ( I love Batman- or any superhero motif for that matter ). Boys look great with a shirt with a collar, even if it's a golf shirt.

 

#3 - Wear something that you've tried and tested

It has to be comfortable, it has to fit, it has to boost your confidence. It shows in the picture.

 

#4 - Makeup

For this one put on some mascara, blush and lip tint as a minimum. Foundation and eyeliner are a bonus. Lips stains are the way to go to have a natural reddish pout that lasts through the shoot. 

For guys: brush your eyebrows, if you have dark eyes circles you can even wear a dab on concealer. Be careful when you shave to avoid nicks and do wear lip balm for a smooth pout. 

 

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Tips For Your Family Pictures at The Park, Beach or Indoors

#5 - Hair

Natural is best, hats... only if you really want to and you wear it every day. Style your hair the day before, it looks more natural and less done. Spray fly-aways.

 

#6 - Shoes

Slip on shoes so we can go in the sand. Heels for mom look great but have an extra pair of flats so we can walk around grassy areas without sinking

 

Tips for your family pictures at the park or beach

EXTRAS

- Picnic blanket to avoid grass stains and sand traveling other places.

- A favorite toy for us to hold to keep baby/kids attention.

 

LOCATION

- Your home is easier for the smaller members of your family. Clear a room of toys and  that is it! We will venture outside if the weather permits it.

- The beaches! It has everything, a park area, a dock area with water and the sandy beach.

 

Example image via www.lifesessions.com

TIME

Best time to shoot outside is before 10 am or before sunset (spring and summer around 6:30-7 pm)

Indoor shoots - around your babies nap time - babies have a good mood window - usually mornings.

Tips For Your Family Pictures at The Park, Beach or Indoors

POSING

We are aiming for natural and casual but have some things in consideration.

Keep it touchy-feely, look into each other, tickle - play and interact. 

 

For group shots Inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/TDUBent/family/ will keep posting!

Toddlers are especially tricky and buzzfeed agrees: http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/reasons-kids-are-pretty-much-just-tiny-drunk-adults. It makes me giggle. The thing is to keep them occupied, that's where the park comes in handy. And the action shots are sometimes my favorites.

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FACE

Keep your face expressions happy but not too exaggerated. Watch out for the double chin ( I do that a lot) and the wrinkly forehead - don't worry I will remind you with a: neck up or smooth the forehead.

 

PINTEREST!

feel free to share with us your inspiration boards! 
And the most important one smile! smile tons! 

What to wear to your family portrait session infographic

What to wear to your family portrait session infographic

Victor Escobar

TDUB Entertainment, 2860 W Florida Ave, Hemet, CA, 92545, United States

DJ Been DJ from The age of 9 years old had no one to teach me // Still going strong doing what I love! Photographer I have been taking photos since i can remember messing around with my dads camera wasting the film and now i own 3 cameras and i use them very wisely because with great gear come great responsibilities Video Producer/Shooter/Editor Started shooting videos in high school for classes so me and my friend can get a passing grade and extra credit. after a while of shooting and editing my video, they started telling me that i was very talented in that and i should make it as a career/business. have been shooting, producing, and editing for about 4 years now.