What better way to keep our month of diversity going than to show off how you can bring your own personality into your family session? There are so many things that make you and your family unique, and some clients want to show that off. Your family, your lifestyle, and your personalities should be front and center in your images. Here are a few ways to show off your family’s unique personality in your session.
Career and Hobbies
Some clients have incredible careers or hobbies, that are out of the ordinary and that give some particular insight into who they are as a parent. There have been a few occasions where I have highlighted them in sessions to add that extra fun and personality into the session. In this one, in particular, Dad was a DJ. which gave us a lot of ideas to work with. He decided to bring some props so that I could create shots of baby as the world’s cutest little DJ!
Sports can be a major character in newborn shoots, typically only thought of for shoots with baby boys, but they work just as well with girls. You can put your babe in a team onesie, or you can rock a team shirt. If a particular team is important to you or your family that is always a cute option for a couple of images. And, let’s be real, there are a lot of dads out there that may get a little more excited about a session if they can rep their favorite team for a few shots.
Some little nuggets are way into their dress-up or are obsessed with a character. If your little guy or girl spends 90% of their time running around in a cape and mask, DEFINITELY bring that along for your session. You want to remember them at that particular stage in life and if your toddler refuses to take off his Elmo jammies – we can work with that! We can get prim and proper shots, but the ones you’ll have the most memories from are the ones that bring their little personalities front and center.