Taking pictures together can be stressful, but it definitely doesn’t have to be! Today we are sharing some tips for the best portrait session, so we can create some amazing images!

While the focus of this blog is sharing tips for the best portrait session ever, we are also sharing images from Kyle and Kirsten’s gorgeous family session! They were super adorable, and how cute is their little princess?!


Tips for the Best Portrait Session Ever


There are TONS of resources you can check out (like this awesome post we did), but it really starts with what kind of feeling you want in your photos. Uptown City? Country Chic? Sunset in the Woods? That can help determine what type of clothing you wear – whether it’s more formal or casual. But my best piece of advice would be, make sure it’s something comfortable, that you feel good in!



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We definitely welcome (and encourage) clients to bring posing inspiration to the session! Nothing makes me happier than when clients find an image they want to recreate, and we totally nail it for them! But ever better, when we take an image and create something new and different just for them!

On the same note, keep in mind that not every pose will work/be flattering for every person. Be flexible, and trust that your photographer is going to make you look like a rockstar!



Props are so much fun, and can definitely add variety to your images!

You can bring seasonal props (hello hay bales or mini christmas trees!), or something more low-key (bubbles or books to read). Think outside the box for things you can incorporate: mugs full of hot cocoa, a blanket to snuggle up in, flying a kite together, etc.

You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to props for your portrait session!


Arrive Early

This may seem like a no-brainer, but just giving yourself a few extra minutes of down time before the session is everything! It also gives everyone a chance to do last minute touch-ups, and relax for a few minutes before the portraits start. This is one of the last tips, but in terms of peace of mind, it’s probably one of the most important!



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Have FUN!

I firmly believe that if it’s not fun, we shouldn’t be doing it! We make sure our clients get to laugh, whisper, snuggle, giggle, and have oh so much fun during portraits. Because if you aren’t feeling joyful during pictures, that is definitely going to come through in the final images.


Love What You See? Want to Have Your Own Session?!

If you’ve finished looking at these tips for the best portrait session ever and are thinking to yourself – I wanna do that too! Awesome!!! We would LOVE to create a custom photo session for you and the ones you love! Feel free to message me by hitting the { CONTACT ME } button or by giving me a call at 757-749-5350. I can’t wait to create some magic for you!