In my opinion, portrait photography sessions should be and stay fun. A great portrait is a lifetime investment, more than capturing a moment in your life, it captures lots of memories.
Having a four-year-old has taught me to cherish patience as well as many useful tricks to make toddlers and kids enjoy their photography session. It has also prepared me to chase around with my camera and change the settings on the move!
This is what to expect when you book a portrait session whether is for an engagement session, family photography, children photography, maternity photography, baby photography, and newborn photography in NYC, NY or NJ.
Choosing The Time of the Day
Getting there before the actual time of the session is always a great idea, especially when there are kids involved. The extra time lets them adapt and don’t feel pressured. I usually ask parents to pick a time where their children are relaxed but energetic, working around their feeding and nap times is best.
When shooting outdoors, the most beautiful light for portraits is usually captured early in the morning or right before sunset. Parks and urban locations provide shaded areas that let me get the best of your pictures.
One of the benefits of shooting outdoors is that you get a different background just by moving a few feet. It gives kids more space to run and feel free. Most times they don’t even notice we are actually doing a photography session. That environment lets me capture the best of what lifestyle photography is all about.
What to Wear for Your Portrait Photography Session
New clients always ask what should I wear to our portrait session? I often suggest, wear an outfit that makes you feel good, fits well and is timeless; casual-dressy and most of all comfortable. It doesn’t have to be always the matching tops and bottoms for groups, unless it is the look you are going for.
Families and Engagement sessions, make sure your colors complement each other. Stay away from busy patterns.
Bring additional options and keep in mind for outdoors that there may not be a place to change.
Go for your best look. Have your hair and make-up done if you feel like it. Everybody loves looking like a million dollars! Do it for your portrait session.
Feel free to look on the internet, on my blog and see what you like, Pinterest has great ideas! This is the time to be creative and plan ahead your outfits.
The Best Location for Your Portrait Session
Choose wisely; Parks, Beaches and Urban settings provide amazing backgrounds, when picking a location, make sure it’s a place that reflect your personalities or have a special meaning. My job as photographer is to help you choose the best place. Lifestyle photography allows me to incorporate your favorite location in your images.
For information on portrait photography sessions in NYC, NY. Diego Molina specializes in NYC family photography, capturing timeless newborn, maternity and baby portraits in NYC. Our portrait photography studio is located near Bergen County in Guttenberg, NJ Between West New York and North Bergen. Only a few minutes away from NYC, NY.