Preparing your husband for your family portraits | Sundestin Beach Resort | 30A Photographer

In typical Melonie Marie fashion…here is an over-share of a family portrait session at Sundestin Beach Resort in Destin, FL.. I can’t help it. I love capturing every smile and giggle, and sometimes I don’ t know when to stop. The colors this family chose for their outfits were perfect for a May sunset here on 30A Florida! We had lots of laughs and plenty of jokes with the boys. It was such an honor to capture these vacation memories for the O'B Family.

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And also in typical Melonie Marie fashion... Instead of just sharing pretty pictures, I'm also going to share some valuable tips for preparing for a family photo session. Today's Hot Topic :#grumpyhusbands

well, maybe not grumpy, but one that's less than excited about the photo shoot. LOL

Tips for emotionally preparing your husband for your Family Portrait Session:

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Mr O'B was the perfect 'dad' model for this blog post as he was not-only excited about the session, it was him and I who actually picked out the final wardrobe. We had the same thoughts on color harmony and after Mrs O'B saw the images, she agreed that we both had the perfect vision!

Unfortunately, for some wives, preparing the husband for the family photo session is as exhausting as preparing the kiddos. If you hubby is happy-fo-lucky about photo day, that's excellent! If you're dealing with someones who's a little reluctant however, then keep scrolling to view some tips hat can you do to help!

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Family Portraits Tip 1: What to expect at Session

Especially if this is your first session together with the family now that the kids are mobile, let him know how the session will go and discuss your expectations. Let him know the different poses you plan to capture and what he will need to be involved with. Also, if you have to bribe the kids, communicate this with him so he can help remind them of the briber and encourage the excitement.

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Family Portraits Tip 2: What should dad wear

Keep him comfortable! We will be on the beach, let him dress in wardrobe that will allow him to bend, sit, squat and even splash in the water. We will be mobile (up, down, walking, etc). Make sure he is aware that he will be in these positions and that he is something that allows for comfort.

Note: we understand that not everyone has the mobility to allow for sitting/bending poses for the family session, however, if you are capable, this does allow additional options for your beach session.

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Family Portrait Tips 3: Warn dad about excitement level