As a Denver family photographer I work with some of the best families, and sometimes I work with them year after year. But oftentimes when the weather changes families think they have to take photos indoors, and that is the furthest thing from the truth! It all comes down to timing and your overall vision for the shoot, especially during the cooler months. If you're planning your fall or winter family photos and worried about choosing a location, I've got you covered!
in home family photos with denver family photographers
In home family photos are a great option for families with younger kids, especially during the cooler months. However it's not for everyone! In home sessions give a more lifestyle cozy feel while capturing your family in their every day environment. This is especially great if you have shy kids, it's an easy way to make them feel comfortable and be their authentic and genuine self. They'll want to show off their toys and their space, it's perfect.
Another option if you are choosing an in home family photo shoot is to plan an activity or two. Whether that's playing games inside by the fire, baking together, or even just playing in your backyard. Not only will it make everyone feel comfortable with me being around, but they'll forget the camera's there and just have a good time! Not every session needs to be a big ordeal, and sometimes just capturing the authentic moments in life are just as important.
An in home session is also great for a newborn session too! Less stress on you and the baby while being able to keep them warm and cozy!
However, keep in mind that you may feel stressed ensuring your home is photo ready. This may be one of the only downsides to in home photos, but honestly not that big of a deal! Focus on the areas we'll be shooting in and forget about the rest of the house. I don't judge!
outdoor family photos with denver family photographers
If you're opting for outdoor family photos, make sure you consider the location. Do you have a preference? What's your travel limits? Do you have young children? All of these questions should be taken into consideration when planning your outdoor family photos. Make sure you discuss any limitations or special accommodations you may have with me before we choose your location. Maybe you're potty training your youngest, so we should make sure there are restrooms nearby!
Consider the time of year and weather! Oftentimes I schedule these sessions for early evening before sunsets or even a sunrise session to ensure we get the best lighting. During the winter after daylight savings things can get a little tricky, but with proper planning, it's no biggie. Lastly, consider your outfits. You won't need to dress too fancy especially if we're going to be outdoors in the woods, etc. It should be easy for you to move and walk in the location!