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It’s that time of year! Everyone is getting their yearly family photos done. Let’s talk a little bit about  how to act natural any genuine during your session, shall we?
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When investing a lot in pictures, the last thing you want is your family to have fake looking smiles. Rather, you want your images to capture their true smiles, laughs and expressions. Go to http://www.igoesmyth.com/ for some helpful photography tips. So how do you encourage that while getting ready amongst all the stress and bribery? Here are some do’s and don’ts to help.
Do’s:
1 – Prepare outfits and hair ahead of time. This will reduce your stress and keep everyone happy.
2 – Make sure everyone comes with a full stomach. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks to give the kids during the shoot. Avoid anything that would be messy.
3 – Tell your family that it is going to be fun and to be themselves. The more relaxed they are when they arrive, the better your pictures will be.

Don’ts:
1 – Don’t get frustrated or angry with your family while preparing for the shoot. When that happens, it is very difficult to get anyone in the mood to have a laugh while their picture is being taken.
2 – Only step in if the photographer asks for some help provoking natural giggles and smiles. Many times the parent telling their kids to “look at the camera and smile” invokes a forced grin. Let the photographer work with your kids to get them laughing and looking at the camera.
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Trust your photographer to bring out everyone’s genuine personality and capture the best of everyone!

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