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

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!