Some of the most common concerns I hear from parents before their family portrait session are about their kids’ behavior.
They’ll say things like “He’s a little bit of a wild child, so I hope he cooperates!”
Or before the session, I’ll overhear them saying, “It’s really important that you be on your best behavior for this.”
I get it. I’m a mom too, and I know how unpredictable our kids can be, especially in an unfamiliar situation like a photoshoot.
But I have some good news for you (and for them)!
They don’t have to behave.
That’s right. I said it. We’re throwing the rule book out the window.
We want your family portraits to be fun and natural!
We want the kids to be their funny little goofball selves, because that’s what you love about them!
And when we tell them they need to be on their best behavior, it sends a message that this is a boring grown-up thing that isn’t going to be any fun.
Of course, I would never tell you what to do with your children. But I always recommend that you focus on how much fun they’re going to have playing games and spending time as a family.
For a few more tips on how to help your kids prepare for an awesome portrait session, you can check out this blog post: 7 Tips For A Super Successful Portrait Session With Kids