Do you find yourself wishing you brought something else to the family shoot to get those natural smiles? Something to help brighten the mood and distract the littles? Here are some easy to purchase amazon finds for an anxiety-free photoshoot! (Blog post includes affiliate links)
Working with a family can be a lot to manage. But, the more prepared you are, the better the shoot will go!
Here are my 4 Must Haves from Amazon to ensure natural smiles and a smooth family session.
My favorite finds:
1. A speaker to play uplifting music to set the mood! Playing a catchy, happy song (or two or three) helps loosen up the family members and get some really great natural shots. It also works as a distraction for the kids when they are close to having a meltdown. Win/Win!
Here is the link for the speaker! https://amzn.to/3lxbegU
2. Puppets are always a great essential to have for a session with small children! Sometimes a kiddo is not into it at first but then I pull out my puppets and away we go with smiles!
Here is the link for the puppets! https://amzn.to/2Uz7eBl
3. Blankets are essential when doing sitting shots outside! Kids gotta be comfortable and not be sitting on anything scratchy and you also don’t want the pretty outfits getting dirty! The one I have linked here is white to prevent color casts as well.
Here is the link for the blanket! https://amzn.to/3AxXYNg
4. A feather duster is a perfect tool to help get the kids out of their shell (or out of their meltdown) and brings out amazing natural smiles for the perfect shot!
Here is the link for the duster! https://amzn.to/3iqGpbA
If you thought this was helpful, Contact me about your personal family posing mentor session! In addition to my shooting and editing courses, I now offer a 1 hour course on creating authentic emotion, connection and joy in your images! Message me through my photographers page for more info!
That’s all for now! Thanks for being here and as always, let me know if you have any questions!
This post was awesome. What songs do you typically play at a family session?
Yes I’d like to know which songs u play?