Prepping For Your In Home Session – Carlsbad Family Photographer
Many people think of in home sessions as primarily those that involve newborns or babies. This is not at all untrue since newborns and babies are easier to photograph at home versus at an on location spot or “in the wild”!! However, in home sessions work very well for smaller children too and not just babies.
Inviting me onto your turf makes your life a wee bit easier I promise! You have up until the very last minute before I arrive to get ready. No trying to put a shirt on someone as you dive out the door into the car to make it to me on time. No braiding hair in the back of the car because you ran out of time at home. Yes there is still a time limit, but for an in home shoot I try not to arrive more than 5 minutes early!
The biggest push back I get from families is that their house isn’t clean enough or stylish enough. I can assure you that it is and if not, it doesn’t matter! I normally only use 1-2 rooms of your home and just ask that things get picked up, not eat off the floor clean! For this family’s session we used just one portion of a room then headed outside for the rest and it worked out beautifully for us all!
As far as stylish homes; that doesn’t matter either. I’m photographing the people in the home in the best light in your house, not the decor I promise. My style is all about relationships and personalities.
Kids tend to feel more comfortable in their own environment. No, that does not mean they will be perfect little angels – they’re little after all! It just means they are more comfortable with a stranger with a giant black camera in their coming in if they can show them their favorite toys, tricks and books to read. I haven’t met a child yet that doesn’t want to show me all the things at their house!
All this to say it’s a fantastic alternative to the amazing locations we have here in the Carlsbad area. If it’s more convenient and advantageous to do the session in your home then by all means let’s make that happen!