A family photo session is something that many desire, but just a few really to go for it.
For example, I have about 200 new subscribers on my mailing list, who joined last year and I know that only 5 to 10 people will really become my clients, though all 200 really want to have their families captured all together, live in the Geneva and Vaud area (so they can easily reach me) and they LOVE my photography.
But there are ALWAYS obstacles on the way which are hard to get over.
The most typical obstacles are:
Well, this is a BIG thing. The time is never „the right time“.
And the more people you have in your family that harder it gets to have „the right time“.
Thought 80% of my photo sessions are on weekends and most people (but not the photographers! ) not working on weekends there are still:
- business trips,
- sports events,
- terrible mosquito bites all over the face (not a joke! I have already reschedules a couple of sessions because of the insects)
and the list goes on and on.
So finding a time to get everyone together in a good health and mood is not an easy thing!
A photo session is not an obvious investment and if you have never had a photo session before it is not an easy decision to make.
It is like going on exciting vacation – you know you will NEVER regret, will have a real adventure, connect with your family and make memories for life, but many people still do not go.
The good thing is that you do not need so much money for your photo session as you need for a vacation.
And for example not eating out for a few times could pay for the unique artwork for you and your family.
Or buying a second hand pushchair instead of a new one (also good for our planet!).
Or growing your hair long and not going for a hair cut for a couple of months (those hair will also look great in the photos).
There are always creative ways to fit in a photo session in your budget if you are really into it!
Even if you are sure that you really want to have beautiful portraits of your family all together, you might not be sure if other family members are into it.
Will your partner agree to invest time and money?
Will your children behave?
Will this all just be a total nightmare with no beautiful photos at the end?
- your mind is probably working in these directions!
And as a mother, you probably have no energy to convince them.
So in many cases, mothers give up before they even try.
This is really a SERIOUS obstacle which is much more important than previous two!
SO HOW TO OVERCOME ALL THESE OBSTACLES WITH ONE DECISSION?
HAVE A SHORT SESSION!