With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a great time for an annual family photo session that captures all the beautiful growth of your family members.  It’s also a great time to share those memories with loved ones. One of the best things about a Destin or 30A portrait session with Pure7 is that you won’t have an ever-accumulating set of family photos that never get printed!  

We will always work with you to select your favorite images and turn them into family heirlooms you can cherish for years to come. 

If you’re ready to book your Emerald Coast family portrait session, let us know! We’d love to connect and create the perfect portraits with you, and we still have a few session slots left for 2020!  Contact us here or give us a call at 850-654-6523.

As you get ready for your next family photo session, here are a few beautiful family portraits to find inspiration, along with some simple tips to keep in mind.

Pick a Palette – Deciding what to wear can be a challenge when trying to dress a group. Everybody has their own ideas about what looks good. Your clothing is meant to enhance your look, not distract from it. Our best advice to accomplish that is to stick to three to four colors at the most. You’ll easily coordinate with everyone while they show their own style.  With a palette, everything goes so great together, your eye isn’t distracted by something that feels out of place or mismatched.  

Be Yourself. Family portraits are your chance to really showcase who you are. Gone are the days of over-posed and curated photos!  Let loose a bit and feel free to make jokes, laugh, dance, and just be exactly who you are. We all know this is easier said than done, but look at any two photos where one group is sitting in a perfect pose with stiff smiles to the camera and the other is like the families below.  Most of them are not looking directly at the camera and you can feel their relaxation and enjoyment. That’s the beauty of being yourself. Each photo you capture becomes a story as each person in it is expressing part of their personality.

Hire a Professional. This is probably the best tip we can give you about family photos. We hear over and over how people are taking all of their photos with their phone but doing nothing with them. They just sit on the phone or a hard drive waiting for someone to “get to it” so they can be organized, printed and put on display. On top of that, lighting, focus, framing, making sure everyone has fun and getting the shot is what we do. It makes for an enjoyable experience after which we offer you a variety of ways to make a keepsake you can display or share for years and years to come.

Annual family portrait sessions are a simple way to bring back memories for years to come. It’s our hope that every family has the opportunity to experience photo sessions like these.  If you have any tips you’d like to add, please share them with us in the comments below.