Updated: Jul 10, 2019
By Lee Ann K Stromyer, Family photographer, Pittsburgh PA
Did you know that you can have your family photoshoot inside your own home? We photographers call them "in-home family sessions." I personally love them because they are so much fun, and here are my favorite reasons why I love having your family photoshoot at your own home.
10 Reasons for Having Your Family Photoshoot in Your Own Home
1. Your kids feel more comfortable therefore they are more likely to participate
Your home is where your kids feel most comfortable which makes it easier for them to actively participate and pose for photos.
2. You won’t be late for your session
Because you're already at home you don't have to rush out of the house. This is a huge perk if you have one or more small ones to get out of the house for the photoshoot!
2. Food, snacks, and favorite toys are on hand.
Everything is more convenient when you don't have to lug around essentials like food, snacks, or favorite toys.
3. Clothing mishaps are a thing of the past.
Even if they do happen you are home where you can quickly change your little ones (or yourself!) into a fresh set of clothes.
4. Dad gets to do his own thing when he’s not in the photo
Getting quality time with dad? Check. Getting dad to do his own thing while he's not in the pictures? Check. Everyone extra happy? Check.
5. No one has to worry about the weather
You can get extra cozy in the comfort of your own home, even if it starts pouring rain.
6. No commuting or travel time
Having the photoshoot at home means not having to go anywhere else. You can forget about traffic, too. You just have to enjoy the moment and wait for the photographer and staff to arrive.
7. Having more fun together
Having photos taken at your home can be an opportunity to create a family event that brings you closer.
8. Documenting how you actually live
Having your family photos taken at home can be a way to create lasting memories of your life as you know it. 20 years from now when so much has changed your family will be thankful for those photos that embody the wholeness of your home and life. Take a look at 8 Tips for Preparing your Family for a Gorgeous In-Home Photo Session.
9. For my clients I include professional hair and makeup for the momma.
I do this because I believe that every woman deserves to look and feel her absolute best for her family photos!
When I talk to moms I hear the same thing over and over again. They say they spend so much time getting their family ready that before they know they have little to no time to themselves ready.
For something as important as family portraits the momma should not be last on the list to get ready, providing hair and makeup for my clients is the best way I can help her feel relaxed, pampered, and appreciated for all the hard work she does everyday.
The best part about including hair and makeup for my client's is it’s the gift that keeps on giving!
I always make sure to tell my clients they need to book a date night or a girl's night out- it's a win-win situation!
If you are the momma who craves capturing real, authentic memories and wants the session to feel comfortable and go as smoothly as possible, then an in-home family session is great choice. We only get one life & it changes so quickly having these in-between moments captured will one day be some of your most cherished memories.
Check out more behind the scenes photos below & if you love what you are seeing leave me a comment or send me a message! I'd love to talk more about this experience with you.
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