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9 Reasons Why You Should Have Your Family Photoshoot At Home

By Lee Ann K Stromyer, Family photographer, Pittsburgh PA

In home family photo with a toddler in Pittsburgh Pa by LeeAnn K photography.
Family photos are so much fun! Specially when you take them in your own home.

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

Family photoshoot at home with child. Lee Ann K Photography Pittsburgh PA
When you have your family photoshoot at home the kids are more likely to feel comfortable because they know the space

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.

Twins photoshoot in own home Pittsburgh PA. LeeAnn K Photography
Everything is so much more convenient when the photoshoot is at home

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

Dad and child in family photoshoot at home Pittsburgh PA
Double the fun - dad gets special time with little ones and also can do his thing when he's not in the photos.

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

In home photoshoot Pittsburgh PA LeeAnn K Family Photographers
Having the photoshoot at home means you can forget about commuting or traveling

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

In-home family photos are an opportunity to get closer together.
Here's me taking in-home family photos. Look at the little one being curious about the camera and what we're doing! So fun!

Having photos taken at your home can be an opportunity to create a family event that brings you closer.

Brothers at home photoshoot. LeeAnn K Photography
These two having extra fun moments together

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.

Are you ready to book your session? Just click here to contact me & we will get you all set up!


Hey there, I'm LeeAnn!

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A little about me. I am an elementary art school teacher turned photographer, storyteller, and motivator.

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