Tips for Having an In-Home Session
If there’s anything we love: it’s making sure that our clients have an INCREDIBLE experience with us. Regardless if we’re hanging out for an engagement session, wedding or some other kind of portrait, it’s SUPER important to us that everyone walks away with a smile on their face. Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of in-home sessions and we thought it would be a great time to share some of our favorite tips for having an in-home session!
When anyone mentions “family photos,” there is always a story to be followed. Whether it’s discussing what happened before or during the session, that’s what makes these photos fun. Even though most of our photo sessions take place outside, there is the occasion where we get to be apart of an in-home session for families and engagements. These are great to be a part of because it allows us to capture the beautiful chaos in a personal space.
Decide What Should Stay or Go
Before we come into your home, think about your home decor style. Are your shelves and/or tables cluttered? Is there a particular decor style that takes over in one room? Deciding to cut down on decor pieces or changing your color scheme will allow your true style to come out and will look less disorganized in the photos. After all, we want the focus to be on you guys! If you’re having trouble deciding what pieces should stay or go, turn to an online interior designer who has similar decor style for advice.
Utilize Your Furniture
Figure out where you’d like your photos to be taken. It can be easier to gather the kids around a comfy living room chair or couch – especially if you’re bringing home a newborn. It’s a good idea to include a blanket or a few throw pillows to add some color and textures to your photos. It’s also good to be where you’re most comfortable – like pouring a glass of bubbly in your kitchen together!
For boudoir sessions that are done as an in-home session, your furniture is going to be key! We’re going to use your bedroom (most likely), so make sure the bed is made (and not wrinkled up!) and
If you’re planning to use a few different rooms during the session, it’s important to keep neutral colors in mind. Bold wall colors can look overwhelming in photos, and you want yourselves to be the focus. If you’re adamant about incorporating colors, try assimilating some color with fun decor pieces. Pillows, wall art, candles, and coasters are a great way to add a pop of color while including personal decor style.
Light is Essential
We are 95% natural light photographers, and utilizing natural light in your house is going to make for the best photos possible. This means – open up those windows and plan for us to photograph you guys in window light as much as humanly possible.
Follow these tips for preparing for house for an in-home session with us, and it’s a great way for us all to have the best experience possible!