"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.
When I was in college, I had a friend who was a professional photographer. The first time I went to her home, I walked in to find stunning photographs of her children on the walls.
There was a huge canvas in their living room and a creative photo display in the main hallway. I remember being so moved by the beauty of those images, thinking to myself, “I want to create images like this!” I bought myself a DSLR as a graduation present, learned photography from online courses and started my photography business about a year later.