Why You Should Make Family Photos YOUR Fall Tradition!
Nov 4, 2019 | By: Chele Jones
The most frequently asked question I get is whether or not we do Family Photography here in Orange County, California, in addition to teens and high school seniors. The answer is YES! We love capturing any kind of portraits, from headshots and branding, to couples and families!
If you are wondering what our family lifestyle portraits look like, I'm about to share that with you throughout this blog post. And if you follow me on facebook, you can find albums with family sessions through the years on both my businessand personal pages; over 14 years of family photoshoots hanging out in those albums!
Now let me ask you this: WHEN is the last time YOU and YOUR FAMILY have had professional portraits made? Are you being proactive about existing in images with your kids and other family members? Do you know why the mad rush comes in Fall for all those mini sessions and what are the benefits of mini sessions vs full service family sessions?
Here are a few of the most important reasons to make family portraits YOUR Fall tradition:
1)Family gathers for the holidays and the weather is usually sublime with crisp cool air and rich colors! Who doesn't just LOVE the Autumnal season and cozying up with your loved ones??? Take advantage of the reprieve from the summer heat to bask in the sparkling Fall light - imagine magazine-style images of you and your own loved ones smiling and laughing and playing together - bring your dogs for even more fun shots and warm cozy laughter and togetherness! We aren't just making portraits, here. A family session with us is about making actual memories you can return to over and over again in the years to come!
2) The second most important reason are Holiday and Christmas Gifts! Come on.... you KNOW what Grandma and Aunt Sally want! They want updated pictures for their wall, desk, and social media brag-posting! The older generation in your family isn't really as hard to buy for as you thought. Yes, they already have everything they need EXCEPT your updated family portraits featuring your 8 year old and his missing front teeth or that shiner he got playing football. Trust me on this.... the look on their face when they open this gift will be the absolute BEST! And we make it so easy to share because, as a courtesy, we provide social media pre-sized files of EVERYTHING you choose! Whether it's an heirloom print, wall-art, or a digital file - it's comes with a shareable copy!
3) The third reason is probably pretty obvious by now: Get those HOLIDAY CARDS done! The pressure is on...why not kill three birds with one camera? Just kidding... please don't throw cameras, because that would make us so sad. But, DO take advantage of the season and use your digital portrait purchase to either design your own cards or have us design them for you!
4) Better, yet, if you are REALLY SHORT ON TIME, use part a small of your session to let us create a VIDEO HOLIDAY GREETING CARD that you can email to everyone on your list and post on your social media! It's the ultimate time-saver while still showing off your family with something truly unique and fun! Example below:
The difference between whether you should book a Mini Session or a full-service Family Session depends on your needs as a whole family, and the products you are looking to purchase. The biggest difference is the amount of detailed service provided and the amount of time we spend with you.
Mini sessions are short, sweet, and perfectly imperfect! They are ideal for your family if your kids are still lap babies, or old enough to follow directions and cooperate easily, or if you are all adults. Mini sessions include one outfit, one location, 20 minutes of photography and exclusive access to holiday-themed product collections.
Full-service Family sessions are perfect if you are looking for a well-planned photoshoot, customized styling for the whole family, and a variety of timeless interactive images, family combinations and individual portraits and relationships within your family unit. They fulfill the need for more time and patience than a mini session allows (up to 2 hours if needed). The attention to detail, location, and personalized styling, go hand in hand as a boutique-style service where we pretty much do everything for you!
We offer offer mini's on weekdays, at this time, reserving our weekends for full service portrait sessions. Please use our contact form or call directly to request and secure your time and date and we will get you on the books! Happy Fall Portrait Season!