Family pictures are great, they help you create and remember fond memories of your loving family, this time of year the studio is filled with lots of extended families, whilst we create the most amazing presents for mums, dads and grandparents. However, we realise this day can get very stressful and we want to ensure this doesn’t happen. If your stressed it will show, and we want your photos to be carefree, relaxed and perfect (they are going to hanging on your walls for many years to come)… Here are some tips you can use on the day of your photo-shoot to help relax you.
Take some deep breaths. Deep breathing is a common relaxation method. It can quickly calm your stress level and you can do it anywhere. Breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Counting slowly in your head while letting all that stress out. If the little ones are not behaving and won’t do what they are told – just breathe and relax – honestly, we have seen everything before.
Laugh – Laughter is a great way to release tension. It will also help your family relax to get some genuine smiles. Have everyone pretend to laugh and they will feel so ridiculous they will actually laugh. If this fails we have lots of special things up our sleeves to help these laughs come – from squeaky chickens or making daddy dance.. Laughter is not only fun but it will ease everyone into a more relaxed mode.
Count Down Slowly in Your Head From 10 – Take a deep breath between each number if you are still feeling super stressed, start the process over – back at 10.
Distract Yourself – If your family or dog isn’t cooperating and you are getting super stressed, just take yourself away and give us a second. When you are feeling stressed because your family is not behaving as you planned, then this stress can sometimes make matters worse. Just take yourself away for the situation and let us work our magic – getting stressed and shouting at the children/dog sometimes makes things worse.
Trace Your Hand – Take your finger and trace a figure of eight on the palm of your opposite hand. This helps relieve stress and muscle tension.
Give lots of XOXOs – Not only will these make for cute poses, but one of the most effective ways to relieve stress is to hug or kiss someone. Gather your family in a big group hug or give your husband a kiss and let your worries melt away.
During your time at J’Adore Photography getting your family photography session done we can ensure you will have a lovely relaxed experience and we will work our hardest to get some gorgeous images of you and your family. Hope you have enjoys our blog and this has gave you some helpful hints and tips for your photo session. I love reading other photographers blog and I have just came across Hannah's - she is a Newborn Photographer, Willaston and she has written a blog about fundraising for Team Anna...
If you haven't already booked your family photography session in time for the best Xmas pressies then make sure you get in touch ASAP because slots as filling up super quick.
Looking forward to capturing your memories
Love and Hugs