Family photography sessions tend to be put on the back burner. Caring for kids and running a house can make time just fly by and before you know it, it’s been years since your last family picture was taken.

It’s great to live in the moment, but it’s also great to document what’s important so you have something to look back on, which is why I recommend having a family photo done every 2 years, and after periods of significant change like when you have a new baby or when your kids hits milestone birthdays. At Kristy’s Studio, the photoshoot experience isn’t just about the session itself but everything leading up to it, and what happens afterwards. The whole process is an enjoyable one, keep reading below to find out what you should expect from your family photoshoot at my studio.

In-studio pre-session consultation

Before anything happens, let’s get to know each other! The in-studio pre-session consultation is when you can make inquiries about pricing, scheduling, and have any questions answered. We will talk about your vision for the images to clarify your ideas. We will also go through colours, products, and props to get the specifics of how exactly you want your photos to look. Though I would prefer it if you came in-studio, as it gives you and your children a chance to meet me and get comfortable with the space beforehand, this step can also be done through a phone call. Don’t worry, there is no commitment until you book a session and even then my cancellation policy is very relaxed so you don’t need to stress if your plans change.

Once you’ve settled on a package and have booked a session, you can sit back, relax, and let me handle the technical side of things. Please expect a call a day or so before your session to run over the plan and get us on the same page. We’ll go through everything we talked about during the consultation so if you have any last-minute minor adjustments, this would be the time to inform me. The pre-session phone call lets me get everything ready and prepare the perfect set-up for you, and I’ll give you some reminders on how to prepare so you’ll be ready as well.

The Family Photo Shoot Session

The one thing to expect from your session is fun! You and your family will have my undivided attention the entire time, and I want to make this an experience you’ll enjoy. That said, you might feel a bit nervous and your kids might be a little camera-shy, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience in having professional photos taken. I’ll do my best to guide you and make everyone comfortable and confident in front of the camera. My advice is to not overthink it. The more relaxed you feel, the more genuine the images will turn out.

I don’t watch the clock during our session however, family sessions generally run for about 60 minutes, which includes any outfit and set-up changes. By the way, please bring any clothes and props that we discussed in our pre-session consultation. You should also bring along toys and books to keep children entertained between shoots, though I do have a large lounge room equipped with Netflix and resident pet bunnies to help keep them distracted. You’re welcome to eat inmy lounge room, so bring a snack for you and your family as well.

Design and Ordering Appointment

This is when you see your final gallery on the big screen! We go through and make all final selections for albums and wall art packages. During the design and ordering appointment, please have all decisions makers present and, if possible, leave the kids at home – this will not be as exciting for them as it is for you!.

Collection of Your Products

It may take several weeks before your products are delivered to the studio, but rest assured that I will contact you once everything is ready for you to pick-up. My main goal is your satisfaction, and I can’t wait to deliver the best possible final products to you. 

If you’re from the Sydney area and are interested in this fun and memorable experience, contact me! I would love to meet you and be the one capturing this moment for you and your family. I offer a variety of packages to suit every family, and my sessions are very relaxed and stress-free.