Sarasota Memories: How to Take The Perfect Family Portrait
If you’ve been searching for tips on how to get the perfect family picture without a professional, look no further! See below for some photography tips to help you get that album-worthy family photo.
Timing is Key!
Finding the right timing for your family photo is the key for getting the best shot. Sarasota beaches have some of the most pristine sunsets in Florida; but that’s not when you want to take your family portrait. The best time to shoot? The “golden hour” is what you want to aim for; about 45 minutes after sunrise or prior to sunset. There is a very slim window of time when the light will be ideal, so be ready!
Location, location, location!
Location is another key factor you will want to include in your family photo. A unique location in your background that has a special memory associated with it can make the entire shot! Not sure where to take the perfect family portrait? Some ideas are:
-Local Nature Preserves
Are you preparing for your Sarasota vacation this year? When you’re going down the checklist, don’t forget: family portrait outfits! If your family likes to color coordinate, that’s recommended, but stay away from khakis and white tops, as those can blend in with many tropical backgrounds. The most important thing about finding the right attire is to be yourself and comfortable.
Consider Booking a Professional Photographer
Taking family portraits can be stressful! If you just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy your vacation, it’s recommended to consider booking a professional. Summer in Sarasota can get busy, so be sure to book four to six weeks in advance. Research your preferred photographer before booking, to ensure their style and technique match well with your own unique style.
Some things to keep in mind before booking a professional:
- Get to know a little about your photographer!
- Make sure the photographer can work well with kids and your unique family dynamic.
- Read photographer reviews
- Share any special needs with the photographer prior to booking to ensure they can accommodate.
The key to working with a professional is cooperation; so make sure they are the best fit for your family first.
Regardless of how you spend your vacation, sunny Sarasota promises an eventful retreat! Keep these photography tips in mind to take the best shots of your most memorable vacation yet!
Feel like you are forgetting something for your vacation? See here for a complete road trip checklist, so you don’t miss a thing!