September 9, 2019

Taylors Falls | Fall Family Portrait Session

There is no greater honor than when a professional photographer entrusts us to capture her family photos.  Mandy is incredibly talented and we remember following her work years ago, never imagining being able to one day photograph her family!  Her session was absolutely incredible!  From the gorgeous setting in Taylors Falls, to her beautifully coordinated outfits, to working with her amazing husband and kiddos – it. was. perfection!

We began their session bright and early, both to avoid the Labor Day crowds, and to capture the soft, early morning light.  Taylors Falls is one of the family’s favorite places to explore and the kids had a blast climbing all over the cliffs.  They had the sweetest smiles and did such an amazing job!  We had the best time hanging out together!  For a perfect family session every time, we recommend the following tips:

  1. Consider the season and location of your session and choose outfits that will blend well with the setting.
  2. Plan out your outfits well in advance.  We recommend choosing a color palette that will compliment your home decor.
  3. Coordinate colors, tones, and hues to create a natural, cohesive look without matching.
  4. Choose comfortable clothing, especially for children, that allows them to move around and explore easily.
  5. Iron and lay out all clothing the night before so there is no rush on the day of the session.
  6. Prep young children by explaining what a photo session involves.  Role playing also works well.
  7. Take the day’s weather into account.  Bring layers if it is cold.  Blankets can even be used as a prop!
  8. Plan on eating before your session.  Everyone is more comfortable when they aren’t hungry!
  9. Arrive a few minutes early to avoid the last-minute rush.
  10. Relax and have fun!  We love capturing families as they naturally interact with each other!