"Dear Photographer, We would like to schedule a session as an anniversary gift to our parents. It will be me, my two siblings, all of our kids, and of course our parents. How much would something like this cost?"
You received the inquiry and you just aren't sure how to respond. Handling extended family session inquires - and shooting the session itself - can pose challenges above and beyond those of smaller, immediate family portrait sessions. And often just working through the logistics can be daunting and cause you to back away from these requests resulting in unbooked sessions and missed opportunities.
Design Aglow is here to help with our “Guide to Shooting Extended Family Sessions”.
We have created an essential roadmap that will assist you in managing the end-to-end process of extended family sessions as well as ready-to-go content that you can brand and immediately use to market and sell these sessions. As an added bonus, we've provided you a “must-have” shot list, a family tree worksheet, and a few posing ideas that will help to ensure you capture everything your clients want and need, and then some!
Special thanks to Rebekah Westover Photography, Fresh Art Photography, Timeless Treasure Photography, Kristina Young Photography and Missy Saunders Photography & Design for the lovely images within our guide.
As photographers, we’re always on the lookout for new tools that will make our workflow faster and easier (while making our images look their best), and when we found Mastin Labs’ film presets for Lightroom, specifically Fuji Pro, Ilford B&W and Kodak Portra, we knew we had hit gold!
We downloaded and installed all three, and watched the included Getting Started tutorials Edit Your First Image and Using Tone Profiles that hold your hand and walk you through the presets and how they work.
The presets are incredibly easy to use, and quick to apply. And, we love that they are designed to replicate the films that we have known and loved.