It's beginning to look a lot like...autumn. For many, that means fall family photos. Which, for some, means a lot of time on pinterest planning your family's wardrobe, spending too much time checking facebook for local fall photo deals (or to see what photos are popping up in your Facebook feed), or trying again to talk your spouse and children into this annual (ish) tradition of documenting your family. So what's the plan this year?
As for me, I have been spending time revamping my photography business, and, if you'll look around, my website has received a facelift as well. I have found a style that I love, amazing people to photograph, and a way to continually challenge myself and grow. So now that we've taken care of where I'm at, let's talk about you.
Where are you? Are you thinking about fall photos this year?
I absolutely love all the fall color and cooler air - I love the boots, sweaters, and football. But I do like mixing it up a bit, so I'm going to offer some alternatives just in case it inspires you to do something different this year. Please understand: I LOVE fall photos. These ideas are simply for reflection and inspiration, so let me know what you think!
Here are some thoughts on a different family photo this year...
1. Winter photos.
I know what you may be thinking: "But Kat, we live in Nebraska, where there is snow and a whole lot of cold." Right. I love documenting people where they are; so if you live in Nebraska, where it is cold and snowy in the winter, why not document it? This was a photo session I did with my kiddos last year for our Christmas card - we had so much fun! The second it started snowing, we were outside.
2. Try an indoor location.
For example, your favorite restaurant or coffee shop. Go for a more photojournalist look and have a fun treat session documented with your family members. This is a great and candid way of showing real emotion and relationship in those photos you're going to be sending out this year.
3. Lifestyle Shoot.
Capture your family in the space where you spend your most casual and comfortable time together. Don't think your house is Pinterest worthy for a photo shoot? I will share some tips but honestly it doesn't take much to get your house photo ready and since you are documenting real life, keeping up with the Joneses is not an issue. Life is messy and beautiful; so are relationships, and I'm not there to shoot photos of your house but the relationships that are housed there.
So, family photos. What are your thoughts? Here is a little more inspiration to document your family this year in a photo shoot...
For any full family photo shoot booked in the month of September, the booking client will receive five free high-resolution digital images with printing privileges, regularly priced at $105! If your final print order includes more than $200 in printed images, the booking client will receive an additional five high-res images.
Often with busy family schedules, families wait until the last minute to book their photo session, then availability gets harder - get your session booked ahead of the crowd this year! It's already September and my time is filling up!
For those families who are on the fence about getting photos taken this year, allow me to introduce the Intro Family Session. For new clients to KHP, you have available to you, for the first time, a chance to have a shorter photo session with less of a financial commitment just for trying me out. This Intro session is available only for new KHP clients, is $179, and includes a 30-40 minute session with one high-resolution digital image with printing privileges. I like to encourage clients to print their photos right after their session so it doesn't get away from them. And there are always spending perks - the more you buy, the more I give you - on top of your order!
Have questions? Want to book? Check out my In The World tab to read what my other clients have said, look through my site and Facebook page to see my work, then email me HERE to book. I look forward to seeing past clients and meeting new clients this year!
"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."
- George Eastman
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