As a Mom of 3, let me first say, I totally get it! I've been there, trying to coordinate my family and kids for our annual fall photos, which can be daunting.

I'm here to help you with some tips that I've learned.

Prep Your Kids in Advance

Tell your kids about the photoshoot well ahead of time. Tell them what to expect. Let them know how much you’re looking forward to it and why your family is doing it. If you’re excited, they’ll definitely catch your enthusiasm!

Let Them Be Involved

Include your children in the planning process. Ask them what colors they think the family should wear. Help them pick out an outfit, either from their closet or at the store. When children feel involved, they’re much more willing to participate.

Bring Backup

Make sure you’re well prepared for photoshoot day. Bring along a change of clothes, plenty of snacks, water, diapers, etc. That way, even if the unexpected happens, you’ll be ready for it!


Make photoshoot day a special occasion! Bring along snacks and toys to keep their energy up. Plan on doing something fun after the session so they look forward to the outing all day. During the shoot, we'll take breaks to play and explore, and keep the session stress free!