Candid Family Photography: How to convince your husband it’s worth it
I’ve noticed it can often be Dads that are a bit camera shy, or just too darn busy, to want to take part in a professional family photoshoot.
Well, OK, they might want to, in theory, but when it comes down to it, they don’t really know how to. From worrying they’ll feel way out of their comfort zone, to worrying it’ll take too long, it can be hard to convince fathers that they are just as important to a family photoshoot as the kids.
Here’s my list of 7 things you can say to help convince husbands it really is worth it.
“It’ll take too long, I don’t have the time for that.”
An objection I often hear from Dads is that a family photoshoot will take just too long. They’re busy, especially if it’s a weekday, and they can’t be expected to take hours off work to stand around in a photographer’s studio.
At Louisa Peacock Photography, with a family photoshoot, I often make sure that I capture the family shots – the ones involving ALL members of the family, including siblings and Dad, in the first 20 minutes. That way if Dad has to go, or wants to take the older kids away for a bit while I focus on more in-depth portraits of the newborn baby or younger siblings, than he can do.
So really, when push comes to shove, you’re only asking for 20 minutes of his time!