"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.
The formula is simple.
clients you love + photography you are excited about + doing it your way = happy photographer
We think a shift should be made in photography. A happiness shift. You likely got into photography because you love taking photographs. And then the reality of making a living at it started to creep in, and you became bound to jobs you didn’t really want to do, because you needed the money. We’ve been there, and yep, it stinks.
Doesn’t the life of a photographer sound so fabulous? Someone pays me a few hundred bucks to take a few pictures in a dream location and I just get to edit them in an afternoon and Netflix the rest of my day away.
If only that were the reality!
Thinking back to the beginning of my photography career, I was a little haphazard. I would figure something out in relationship to my business, which would cause me to stumble into something else that needed to be done.