How to Plan for Your Family Photo Session in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Answers to all your questions about how to plan your family photo session in Colorado Springs, Colorado!

By Melissa

Capturing your family’s special moments brings me so much joy! Whether you’re looking to get holiday photos taken for holiday cards, you enjoy annual family photo sessions for your photo albums, you have a new addition to your family, or you just want to remember a special time in your lives, I am here for you!

I’ve compiled the answers of my most frequently asked questions below into a convenient one-stop-shop so you can schedule your family photo session with confidence and show up the day of knowing what to expect.


When Should We Schedule Our Family Photo Session?

Family photo sessions can take place year-round! I typically request at least a few weeks’ notice prior to your session, however you are welcome to reach out to me anytime to check my availability for your preferred day and time. 

Scheduling is easy! Simply fill out this form and you’ll be contacted for additional details about your desired location, aesthetic, and timing for your Family Photos. 


What Should We Wear for Our Family Photo Session?

There are plenty of options for family session outfits, but my biggest piece of advice is to try and coordinate with your family. You don’t necessarily need to match perfectly with each other, but be sure to think out your outfits ahead of your session and make sure they look good together and create a cohesive look!

Things to think about when planning your outfits:

  • Do the colors go well together? Try to select a few colors that coordinate, but no more than 3-5 colors depending on your family’s size.
  • Do you have any patterns on your clothing? If so, maybe ditch it for something pattern-free! Sometimes patterns can be distracting to the eye when you have multiple people involved. Patterns also tend to make it harder to coordinate with a large group.
  • What backdrop will you have? Be sure your outfits don’t clash too much with your backdrop and any props you plan on using. For example, if you have a baby pink backdrop, lime green shirts likely won’t be the best choice for you!


How Long Will Our Family Photo Session Take?

The length of your family photo session will depend on the package you choose, the number of outfit changes you do, and the location you choose, as well as the number of family members we are working with! Family photoshoots typically take about 1-2 hours to complete. If you have a large number of people it may take longer to coordinate and pose everyone, whereas a smaller family may not be as complicated to pose. I can give you a better estimate once I have more details about your session!



Where Will You Take Our Family Photos?

I conduct family photo sessions outdoors around Colorado Springs, Colorado for the most part, however I do have a beautiful home photography studio available for my clients who would prefer a more private session or for days when the weather is not cooperating. 

A few of my favorite photography locations around Colorado Springs Include:

  • Garden of the Gods
  • Bear Creek Park
  • Ute Valley Park
  • Monument Valley Park

If you opt to have your family photo session take place in my Colorado Springs home photography studio, you’ll have access to a variety of backdrops. 



Should We Bring Anything to Our Family Photo Session?

All you’ll need to bring are your beautiful smiles, desired outfits, and any meaningful props you’d like to include (like a photo of a late family member, a past family session for a photoshoot inception moment, or a holiday sign).

 


We’re Not Trained Models… Will You Help Us Pose Correctly?

You’re models in my eyes! But don’t you worry--I will help guide you into the best poses and candid shots for your family. I promise you will feel confident and relaxed throughout your session and will leave feeling thrilled and excited about your photos!



How and When Will My Photos Be Delivered?

You will receive a digital album of your photo proofs within 24 hours of your session. Once you receive the proofs, you will select your favorite photos to be edited, and once your selections are made I will get to work editing them to perfection for you! You will receive final edits of your selected photos as soon as they’re finished--this usually takes 5-7 business days.



Do You Offer Photo Prints and Albums For Purchase?

Yes! I recommend using my print lab for your photo prints and albums as not every print service is created equal. I stand behind the quality and color matching you’ll get with my print lab, and I know you’ll be thrilled with the quality of your images and albums.

I will provide information upon delivery of your digital album as to how you can order prints and albums of your family photos!



How Can I Use My Photos?

Your family photos are for you to use however you’d like! Share them with family and friends, share them on social media, order prints, canvases, & albums, and most importantly, cherish them forever!



More Questions? Contact me!

You can reach me at melissa@lpm-co.com or 719-602-9988 with additional questions and I’ll be happy to answer them for you! 


Interested In Booking Your Family Photo Session?

I can't wait to capture this special time for your family!

TO SCHEDULE YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SESSION: CLICK HERE

Is Your Family Growing?

I offer maternity and newborn photo sessions as well!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOTS

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON NEWBORN PHOTO SESSIONS


Do You Have a High School Senior Who Needs Senior Portraits?

I can help! I love taking senior portraits and watching your family grow up!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON  SENIOR PHOTO SESSIONS


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