There's something special about candid photos captured in your home. That's why more and more families are choosing in-home photography to document their "everyday."
But let's face it, getting yourself and multiple other humans photo-ready can be a daunting task. "Now I have to make my house look good too?" I understand this can sound stressful for most moms.
But, believe me when I say, it does not have to be stressful. Today, I'm going to give you some tips on how to have a fun, low-stress, and successful family photo session in your home.
Don't stress about a clean house.
Yes, you will want to tidy up a couple rooms (especially the ones that get the most/best light). But your house does not need to be spotless!
There is zero judgement for piles of toys in the corner or laundry baskets overflowing with unfolded clothes. Part of a photographer's job is to crop and compose images in a way that avoids distractions, and I do my best to do just that.
Sometimes, however, I like to include these little distractions in a photo. In the photo below, I loved the child's artwork that was hung haphazardly above the bed! We almost took it down, but I decided to leave it because it tells a beautiful story. Of course, I also cropped it out in some images, so the parents have a choice of which they'd like to print (why not both?).