Today, engagement photos are typically informal shots taken in natural settings, often outside. However, as predictable as studio shots were years ago, today’s informal shots are becoming equally expected. For something different, why not try combining some of both approaches?
No matter what type of photography you specialize in, sooner or later you’ll be asked to photograph a large group of people. Before you snap away however, it’s best to remember some guidelines that apply to this particular style of photography.
If you specialize in portraiture, many of your regular (or hopefully new clients) are pressed for time entertaining and shopping. Offering mini portrait sessions are a fantastic way to keep them engaged with your studio and generate additional holiday income.
Getting your self organized before a portrait shoot is essential. Start by putting together a checklist for you and your clients. The clearer the communication is up front, the more satisfied your clients will be.
Regardless of what type of photography we ply as professionals, we can all relate to the agonies and ecstasies of the family portrait session. Given the chaos that naturally comes with a family with kids you’ll need to have a game plan before the shooting starts. As with anything we shoot, preparation is the key to pulling off a successful family portrait.