As a mother, I hated photography sessions and the majority of the time I was less than impressed with the results. I wanted to provide an affordable photography service specifically for families. I strive to provide a relaxed atmosphere for the session and understand kids are kids. A little bit of patience goes a long way with them, as I found out during my time as an elementary teacher.
When you book a session with us, you will more than likely get to meet members of my family. After all, Smith Family Photography is a family company and we all work together to provide a service to our clients.
I am constantly researching various areas of photography and currently I have been doing a TON of research on helping my clients prepare for their upcoming session. I have heard many clients tell me that they want to have a family session, but they don't think their kids will cooperate and it will just be stressful. I can honestly say that was me a few years ago!
I recently stumbled upon an article titled, 101 Family Picture Tips and Ideas by TheDatingDivas.com. This artcle is FANTASTIC!! They discuss so much more than getting kids to cooperate!
1. Printable Planner. The site has a printable planner that you can use to help organize all the session during the planning stage. You can access it here.
2. Choosing a Photographer. I would love to work with you and your family, however I do realize that for whatever reason we might not be able to do so. In such an instance, I can give you some referrals for other photographers in the area that might meet your needs.
3. Choosing a Location. After you have chosen a photographer, you can nail down your location. This is typically done at the same time as actually hiring a photographer. You might have a specific location in mind, but if you need assistance in choosing a location I am happy to do so and provide you with example portraits from those locations. I have several "favorite" locations that I like to use in Limestone County and Waco. One of my favorite locations is at a private family ranch. No other photographers have access to this location which includes a covered bridge!