Contemporary Warehouse Family Photos
It’s been a hot minute since I last blogged a family session. But, in case you were wondering if I still if I photographed families, the answer is definitely YES! In fact, I mainly photographed families before I ever got into the wedding industry. So, when Heather contacted me and she had the inside scoop on a cool warehouse for some family photos, this photographer had all heart eyes. There is one thing that the Knoxville area lacks, and that is accessible indoor photography locations. So, of course, I jumped at the chance to hang with these people in an awesome warehouse location.
Warehouse Family Photos
A warehouse may not be your first thought for family photos, but this shoot will change your mind! I am all about the clean, minimalist vibe. The blue color palette of their outfits really pops against the white walls of the warehouse. We had initially scheduled our photos for another location, but the weather was looking a little rainy on this date. Luckily, near the end of the session, we were able to go to the roof of the warehouse for a few photos. My favorite photo is daddy lifting his little boy into the sky. It’s priceless.
What To Wear for Family Pictures
The number one reason why people don’t get family photos: because they don’t think that they have anything to wear. Pssssht! Here is something that you need to know: don’t overthink it. I too get overwhelmed when deciding my family photos too. As a mom and a wife, I understand the frustration of coordinating outfits.
But, this is what I usually do getting ready for family pictures. The tone of the outfits is usually set against one person’s outfit. This is usually mine. Then start putting together the outfits based on that outfit. From there, coordinate the men’s outfits as they are typically the easiest. Why? They are more simple due to fewer patterns. From there, add in the girl’s outfit with dresses, skirts, rompers, and scarfs!
Be. Yourself. Your family photos are a portrait of who you are and who you are as a family. Please make sure that when you step out of your house you feel like you.
Let the photographer know if there are mental, emotional, physical, or behavioral issues with your family. Please inform the photographer if your children, partner, or yourself are unable to complete any tasks or understand the direction of the photographer. We want to make sure that everyone is happy and healthy and has an amazing time during family photos.
Plan ahead. Schedule naps, bedtime, snacks/dinner, and feedings accordingly. Usually, I schedule family photos to end at sunset. The start time for family photos will change with the time the sun sets. If you have an issue with the start time of the session, please coordinate with your photographer. The last thing that we want is to be outside at 7pm when that is your children’s normal bedtime.
Schedule your family photos months in advance. Before you know it, mother’s day has passed…and father’s day and fall is on the horizon. Contact your family photographer months in advance and put it on your calendar. That way, you can begin to inform your family of the photo session and plan your wardrobe!
Read more? Erin Morrison Photography wrote an entire post about this sort of thing. You can view it HERE.
My name is Erin Morrison and I love taking photos of families. So, whether you are into warehouse family photos or maybe something a little more rural, I am your person! Please feel free to view my portfolios and contact me at any time!