Pinterest worthy family portraits. The 2 Essential elements and one bonus Tip

Have you always dreamed of a Pinterest-worthy family portrait but wondered how to make the magic happen for your own family? There are really only 2 essential elements for the photo shoot of your dreams and believe it or not... renting perfectly behaved children and a camera loving husband are not on the list! Matter of fact -- the most important piece just begins with you and your desire to make it happen.

Studio B Portraits formal family pictures photogreaphed at University of Washington in front of castle mansion

1. Set a date and stick to it. This one sounds simple but really -- Put the time on everyone's busy calendar well in advance.  If the holidays are when your family comes together or you just love Fall leaves -- lock it down and begin planning. 

2.  Communicate with your photographer and collaborate together.  If your spouse is not into playing pictures with you (cue the shock and awe) there really is no need to worry.  You can be rest assured that your photographer is super excited to plan and brainstorm with you.  Everything from locations to wardrobe, color palette to props are a really great time for the person behind the camera.

Studio B Portraits formal family pictures photogreaphed at University of Washington

BONUS TIp: On the day of your shoot be sure to tell your family how important this is to you.  This is the occasion to really turn on the water-works and milk it for everything that it's worth. I'm kidding. (A simple well placed bribe will suffice - heehee)

Studio B Portraits formal family pictures photogreaphed on steps at University of Washington

Big thank you to the Heck Family for another fabulous experience working together on this portrait session. This formal family picture inspired by Paris, with blush, lace and bow tie perfection draped in front of a magnificent castle is already one of our favorites of all time. 

For more family pictures inspiration or to schedule your own session visit our Family website.