Here are some ways to prepare your home for your in-home photography session.
Using your home as a backdrop for your photos helps tell your family’s story. One day, you will look back on these photos and feel a sense of nostalgia as you reminisce about the moments you shared in that home.
A little clutter is ok in your in-home photo session
At the end of the day, you live in your home with your children so it should look like a home in your photos. A little clutter here and there is definitely not a problem. However, when there are piles of clutter it will start detracting from the subjects of your photos. So, take a look around your home before your session and decide if you need to organize a little.
Don’t go crazy with the cleaning
Clean before you in-home photo session. You don’t exactly need to deep clean the carpets before your photographer arrives. Simply make sure that there isn’t a mound of dirty dishes in your sink. Or stains in places you want to shoot and you’ll be fine.
Double-check your bedding
If you want a few shots of your children jumping on the bed or of you reading to them, make your bedding less busy. Children’s bedding is usually the busiest! Stick to the main bedroom or switch out their bedding out for the day.
Dress up your couch for your in-home photography
Want a few shots on your couch during your in-home photography session? Add a throw or a few pillows to make the scene extra cozy. Just stay away from busy prints and distracting colors.
Tidy up your yard before the in-home photo session
Planning to get a few shots outside for you in-home photography session? Make sure that your lawn has been mowed and clean! You also don’t want your photographer stepping in anything unsavory.
Even though it would help your photographer if you can to prepare your house prior to your shoot, they will be paying attention to lighting as well as the background of your photos anyway. If need be, your photographer will shift things around to help you get the best possible photos.
A great alternative to using your own home is to rent a place from VRBO or AirB&B.
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