Preparing for Your Family Session

Family Portraits

Are you preparing for your upcoming family portrait photography session with Lovelight? We know that this is a special moment for your family, and we are here to make sure you get the most out of your session.

Enjoy this guide on how to prepare for your session to ensure a hassle-free experience and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.


Firstly, What to Bring?

We suggest bringing a few outfit options so that you can have a variety of looks in your photos. Choose clothing that you feel comfortable in and that reflects your family’s personality.
Regarding what to wear, we recommend coordinating your outfits while avoiding being too matchy-matchy. Consider choosing colours that complement each other or opt for a colour scheme. Solids and patterns can work well together, and accessorizing can add interest and fun pops of colour.  Be careful not to choose things with large logos or faces on them as this can be distracting and pull away from your family (unless it is on purpose to show off what you love).

Accessories can add a unique touch, so don’t be afraid to bring along some props or sentimental items that you want to include in the photos.  The props can be small things like a teddy bear or something bigger like a musical instrument.  Just items that bring you together as a family and show who you all are in this moment.


Family with white clothing against a grey background photographed in a studio with their dog.


What Happens During the Session – How Does the Shoot Work?

During your portrait session with Lovelight, our goal is to capture a range of different images and family combinations that truly reflect the unique relationships and dynamics that make up your family. We want to freeze those precious moments in time, allowing you to relive them every time you look at your photographs.

Our team will guide you through the session, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable and at ease. We understand that each family is different, with their dynamics and quirks, and we celebrate that. Whether you have a large family or a small one, children of different ages, or even a family pet, we will capture the love, laughter, and connection that makes your family special.

We start by capturing everyone together, creating timeless images that showcase the bond you share. The joy and happiness that radiate when you are all together will be beautifully captured, creating photographs that will make your heart swell with love.

Next, we will focus on capturing the kids together and individually. From the giggles and playfulness of siblings to the pure innocence and curiosity of your little ones, we will bring out their authentic personalities and create images that truly reflect who they are at this moment in their lives.

But it doesn’t stop there. We want to capture all the relationships that make up your family. We’ll capture the connection between parents, the special bond between siblings, and the love and adoration that pours out when grandparents are present. Every hug, every smile, and every tender moment will be captured, creating a beautiful tapestry of your family’s love story.

Throughout the session, we encourage you to be yourselves, to let your personalities shine through. We’ll guide you through natural poses and interactions, making sure you feel comfortable and relaxed. We believe that the best photographs come from capturing the genuine emotions and connections that exist within your family, and that is what we strive for.

So, get ready for a fun-filled and enjoyable experience at our studio. Even if you have a stroppy teen, a tiny baby, or even a four-legged family member. If you’ve never done this kind of thing before, we guarantee you’ll have a fun day out.  Never worry if you think your child isn’t going to sit still as we know the best ways to capture their personality.


Super hero dress up child portrait


Preparing for your family portrait photography session with Lovelight is a fantastic opportunity to create and preserve precious memories. By bringing a few outfit options, coordinating your colours and accessories, and being open to having fun and being yourselves, you’ll help us capture the best of your family. Our personalized approach to each session ensures that we create a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all while delivering exceptional results that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. We can’t wait to work with you!


What Happens After Your Shoot?

After capturing precious moments with your family in your Lovelight session, it’s time to take the next step – the Design Consultation.

During the Design Consultation, our friendly and experienced team will be on hand to provide guidance and advice based on your unique preferences and the style of your home. We know that each family is different, and we take pride in understanding and capturing your family’s unique story. Whether you’re looking for a timeless gallery wall or a single eye-catching centrepiece, we’ll work together to find the perfect arrangement for your home.

Design consultations take place 3-4 days after your session allowing us time to carefully curate your images, ensuring that we present you with the very best selection. We’ll showcase the moments that brought laughter, love, and joy during your session, allowing you to relive those cherished memories every time you glance at your portraits.


Wall art displayed in a white bedroom

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Father and children in a studio portrait with light tops on and a white wall behind