Sometimes home is best. Let’s face it. When you’re a mom, everything takes at least twice as long as it used to. Just getting everything out the door can result in sweating, crying and possibly a melt-down. So, when you’re thinking about booking a photo session, consider your home.
Your home doesn’t have to magazine quality to be a good candidate for a photo shoot location. What I look for is good light (most important!) and a neutral background. Do you have windows? Then you have good light. The time of day might be a key factor as to getting the best light. You don’t want bright sunlight streaming directly into your home and you don’t want it all dark either. The nice indirect light happens when it’s light inside your home, but you don’t see harsh shadows on the floor. Just pay attention to what your home looks like at different times of day and you’ll know what time the photo session should take place.
Less is more. When it comes to photos, I like less. All white bedding is great. Solid color bedding is second best. I also love floors. Hardwood floors are my favorite, but tile is another second best. I might even ask you to clear clutter around the corner, so the focus is on the kids. Hey, I know how many toys kids have, so no judgement here!