How to Include Everyone in Event Photos

December 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The holidays are just around the corner -- are you ready for the upcoming festivities and fun with your family and loved ones?  If you’re the one planning the family gatherings, you’re probably working hard to throw the perfect holiday bash that will be celebrated for years to come. Of course, no festive get-together is complete without a collection of beautiful pictures showing off the good cheer!  

To help you include all your family and friends in the memories, I’ll share with you today some essential tips and tricks to photograph your event as seamlessly as possible. Announce picture-taking times in advance.  

This gives your guests ample time to prepare and gather ‘round the camera when it’s time for those after-dessert pictures!

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Tip #2:  Let them eat cake.  If your toddler is happy playing with her toy dinosaur, let that shine through during photos.  Try having the photographer call out her name to get her to look up!

Tip #3:  When taking candids, take pictures of objects first while guests can see you.  That way, they’ll be able to acclimate to the camera and get as involved in the pictures as they like!

Every family is different -- what have you found to be the best ways to photograph your family?  ‘Tis the season of giving, so comment below!

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