Creating a Better Portrait Experience

October 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

 

Who doesn't love having great portraits of their family?

A portrait session isn't always about the final outcome though.

The experience is half of the fun!

Below are our favorite tips to help you create a better portrait experience.

{To schedule your portrait session, contact the office today!}

225-590-3731 / [email protected]

1. Be prepared to capture special off-guard moments happening where the action is not. There is always so much happening and picture perfect moments are all around!

2. When taking your beach portraits, don't be afraid to get creative with backgrounds and poses. Just because you're at the beach doesn't mean it has to be in every shot! Also, don't be afraid to get wet and sandy! It's nice to let loose during a session, especially at the end!! If you’re booking JOP bring the swimsuits down to change into at the end of the session.

Taylor Family_2013__MG_9461.CR2
2013 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com

Schramm Family Beach JOP_2888.CR2
2014 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com

3. Encourage your children to express themselves with both their clothing and their interests! Bringing toys or items that show off their personality are always a great idea. When at the beach, inflatable tubes, beachballs, or sand toys can be tons of fun and keep the kids occupied during the portrait session!

Dallimore Family Beach JOP_1739.CR2
2014 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
Fowler Family Portrait JOP_6237.CR2
2015 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
Fowler Family Portrait JOP_6358.CR2
2015 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com

4. When taking portraits with others, be open-minded! Good ideas come in all shapes and size from all family members!

Holt Family Beach JOP_9286.CR2
2014 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
Taylor Family_2013__MG_8964.CR2
2013 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com
5. 
Relax your shoulders and push them slightly back. Your body language will relay a welcoming openness in the picture. Take deep breaths throughout the whole session. This not only calms you, but it calms the kids around you.

Boone Family Beach 2012__MG_5370.jpg

6. And most importantly... always let your enjoyment show through! We are capturing the fine art of YOUR life, so show it off!

Huddle Family Beach 2012__MG_4126.jpg

Burch Family Beach Portrait JOP_8636.CR2
2014 © Jenn Ocken Photography
www.JennOckenPhotography.com

{To schedule your portrait session, contact the office today!}

225-590-3731 / [email protected]

Click here to learn how to plan your best beach portrait experience!



 


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