Family sessions usually are frantic occasions for families. “Is the shirt ironed?” “Plaid shirt or striped?” “Did you get Billy’s shoes?” “What do you mean you don’t want our son to be seen in those?” This is typical family photo session arguments. All arguments can’t be avoided but I know how it gets under pressure with the family “branding” on the line. None of it really matters but I also understand that you are paying for something and they better look good and be perfect? Yes they better look good, but perfect? I don’t know.
I do say leave all the petty arguments at the door. It’s like when I go on an airplane trip with the kids. The 11 hour flight can be torture, but once you step out of the airport it’s all in the past. Let go of all of that and forget it because reflecting on any part of that is a waste of energy.
Now onto “perfect”. I for one never see that panning out for me in this lifetime, but then again I don’t want it. It’s too boring. It’s the little mishaps that make me laugh. When my son gets mildly upset and fake cries his little fake sad face is so funny that my daughter and I start laughing and then he ends up laughing with us. It’s those little moments that captures the love and the connection we have as a family. It’s similar in family sessions. To me the best photos aren’t perfect but show what your family is all about and that’s real family “branding”.