As we are getting ready to give birth to baby #2 – a boy – I am excited to get family portraits done this summer. Mainly, I’d love to get portraits with our new baby alone, with his Big Sister, and then with the four of us. (Wow! That sounds strange. To think there will be four of us soon!) Don’t you love the internet? You can find such great family portrait ideas and tips.
Portraits have not been easy for us. My Princess has a short attention span, and a hard time “liking” the photographers. After a good 20 – 30 minutes she really does kind of melt down. So the biggest tip that I have when it comes to family portraits is preparation and planning.
My Three Tips for A Better Family Portrait Session
- Know what you are going to wear and wear it to the portrait session (getting dressed there prolongs the session)
- Look at poses, backgrounds and props online before heading to the studio. (JC Penney makes this so easy, since those are all on their website.)
- Move quickly and help the photographer if necessary.
Portraits are important to our family and extended family. We have family in California and Washington that love getting family portraits and of course we love putting them on our wall too. It is such a great way to capture the memories in an affordable and professional way. Also since we will homeschool our daughter, a portrait is a great way to document her yearly growing.
Check out my fun Pinterest board – Inspiration With JCportraits!
JC Penney April Portrait Studio Promotion
There is still time to take advantage of Jcportraits April Promotion! For only $20 you get six traditional portraits (mix and match size and image) and one $9 sitting fee is free! Print out your coupon today and take advantage of this great promo!
You can find a studio near you when you click the “schedule a session” red button in the top right hand corner of the webpage.
Are you getting portraits done soon? What are your family portrait tips? Or tips with a new born?
*Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of jcpenney Portrait Studio. I was asked to create a Pinterest Board and pin at least five (5) pins. I give jcpenney the right to repin any or all images/original content from this board. I received a promotional item as a thanks for my participation.