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Monday, May 23, 2011 by Julie | Permalink

As a Washington DC family photographer, I know a thing or two about finding perfect settings for portrait sessions and photo shoots. These are the spaces and places that really make photography come alive, while at the same time never overpowering the true subject of each shot.

Over the years I’ve come to find that my favorite place to photograph a family is in their home. I love incorporating the home into images because it adds another level of meaning and nostalgia to each image. Parks, yards, and locations that hold special significance to the family also provide excellent backdrops.  I sat down to answer some of your questions about what it takes to choose the perfect photo shoot location:


JK_120619_blog_2What are the top 2-3 things parents should consider when determining the location of their family portrait session?

    1. Is it a spot where the children will be comfortable and at ease?  It’s easier to take carefree photos of kids when the adults don’t have to be on-guard and constantly concerned about safety.
    2. Is there a place to stash their belongings so that no one has to lug around bags and purses? Unless the bag is meant to be an accessory to mom’s outfit, it probably is not going to look good in the photograph. It’s best to leave it behind if possible.
    3. Is it a quick walk or drive from home and easy to park nearby?  If a small child has to walk a long distance to get to the most picturesque spot in the world, the whole endeavor could backfire because the child often arrives worn out and grumpy by the time he or she gets there.

 

 

 

These are all practical concerns, but for advice on what will look great in the pictures, consult with the expert! Often what parents imagine to be a perfect location may be impractical or may not photograph well.

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As a Washington DC family photographer, what are some of your favorite photo shoot locations in the area?

Rock Creek Park! It’s a giant park with endless nooks and crannies, foot bridges, and open fields. For a more urban setting, Washington DC is filled with lots of great alleyways, which are often laid with brick and have cute little carriage houses and garages. All of these elements have a lot of different textures that photograph beautifully. Graffiti and weeds, which under normal circumstances would be considered an eyesore, can be surprisingly picturesque in photographs.

 

 

 

Grace_03When it comes to shooting at home, what spaces tend to work best?

The master bedroom is great because there’s room for the whole family to pile onto the bed and get cozy with each other. The baby’s nursery is particularly special because it feels like a perfect little haven, and because it will likely transform as the child grows, it’s nice to capture this space before the baby outgrows it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What role does the location play in family portraits?

Imagine your children looking back on these pictures many years from now reminiscing about their childhood and the place where they grew up or a special spot where they spent time with loved ones. The setting can bring a whole other layer of meaning to the images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What are some the characteristics that make a location particularly photographic?

As a Washington DC Family Photographer I am always hunting for new locations and I tend to pay special attention to lush foliage and architectural details. It doesn’t have to be a large, well-known tourist spot (such as the memorials along the National Mall), instead it can be something as simple as a quiet street with white picket fence. If a space has the right elements and lighting, great photographs are possible.

 

 

 

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What are some of your favorite tips for finding a great photo shoot location?

This is a wonderful topic that I teach parents in my Snap Happy Class. The main factor to consider is the quality of the light! When photographing people, look for areas of open shade with soft, diffuse light as opposed to direct sun, which can look quite harsh in photographs. Just inside a doorway, on a porch with an overhang, or next to trees with a large leaf canopy. The scenery in the background is not as important as the light shining on the people who are the focus of the images. Just be sure that there aren’t any distracting elements in the background that can draw attention away from the focus on the people!


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Julie Kubal is a child and family photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!

This year I donated four mini-sessions to my son’s school auction and the “E” family placed one of the winning bids. Deciding to beat the Christmas rush, they booked a September session for their holiday portraits in hopes of capturing a photo worthy of their 2014 holiday card.

This marks the fourth annual holiday photo session with Eliza, Dan, and their five-year-old twin daughters, Sonia and Eve. I first photographed this gorgeous duo when they were less than a year old. Today, nearly six years later, it is a pleasure to see how the bond between them has grown and how beautifully complement each other.

These two ladies have entirely different personalities, which becomes more evident every time that we spend time together. Eve, the little lady holding the flower, settled easily into the task at hand, while Sonia yearned to move onto some other activity. Thankfully, Dad saved the day by winning her attention with a steady stream of silly jokes and playful games. I was very impressed with his impromptu comedy and am considering offering him a part time job as my child-wrangling sidekick.

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This holiday portraits shoot was held in my backyard and garden, which I think that I may have subconsciously groomed my back yard to serve as the perfect natural backdrop. It is spotted with nice shady corners and rich with lush greenery, much of which consists of beautifully photographic weeds (don’t tell anybody).

The previous day was a scorcher – hot, humid, and upwards of 90 degrees. Thankfully, that sultry summer humidity broke overnight and gave way to a gorgeous fall day perfect for hosting a family portrait session outdoors.

As a family photographer, I feel that it is such a privilege to work with the same family year after year and to participate – albeit in a small way – in their lives and the changes that they go through with the passing of time. Unfortunately, Sonia and Eve have moved to a new school across town, which means that our paths won’t cross in the carpool lane or at school events. In any case, I wish them a wonderful year at their new school and I hope to see them again next year!

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Julie Kubal is a child and family photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!

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As parents, we all want to improve our child photography skills. But creating candid portraits of your children requires a little bit of planning on your part to ensure that when the moment arises, you’re able to do it justice. However, children make for challenging models no matter what their age may be. We’re talking about sleepy eyes, blurred bodies, and easily distracted balls of energy. That’s a lot to handle when you’ve got your hands full with a camera.

As a mom and a child photographer, both my work and my life has taught me valuable lessons about how to create timeless child portraits. Here are some of my top tips for taking better pictures of your kids:

Stop flashing!

Contrary to what you may believe, your camera’s flash is not your best friend. This blinding light can result in unflattering shadows, distorted skin tones, and Dracula-like red eyes. Fiddle around with your camera’s settings and disable the flash entirely. Then – and only for very specific occasions – flip it back on.

 

Adjust your shutter speed

Working with a fast lens and shutter speed is essential for shooting child portraits without flash, whether you’re working indoors or outside. Speeding things up will allow you to blur out the background and minimize your photo’s depth of field, drawing attention only to your subject matter.

 

 

Julie_Kubal_Tyler_03Take it down to their level

Rather than staring down at your children and shooting from the heights, vary up your angles by getting down on your kids’ level.

 

Play freeze!

If you’re interested in hosting your own child photography session, keep your kids engaged by turning the photo shoot into a game. Try a little round of Simon Says or Freeze! to transform your family into modeling pros.

 

 

 

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Most candid photos are those of children exploring their environment, playing with friends, or falling fast asleep. To avoid causing a portrait to feel posed, try to catch your kids off guard. No need to look at the camera, no need to smile for mommy – just let them be.

 

Take too many

I often find that moms and dads set sky-high expectations for their photography skills, thinking that each shot has to result in earth-shaking art. As a professional child photographer, I can attest to the fact that we photographers take far more photos than we use. Why? Because we know that the more images we snap, the higher the probability we have of snapping up something magical.

 

 

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Turn on continuous shooting

Try out continuous shooting mode to capture all of your children’s fleeting expressions and lightning-fast movement. Download everything onto your computer and dump the images that don’t work, leaving behind only the cream of the crop.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about perfect your child photography, sign up for my Snap Happy Workshop! I’ll share with you my top tips for stepping up your family photography and capturing keepsake-quality portraits every day.


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Julie Kubal is a child and family photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!

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Stunning family photos are priceless treasures, but undoubtedly professional photo shoots come with a price tag. Nowadays everyone has a digital camera in hand and half of them offer photographer services on the fly. So the question inevitably becomes how can you be sure that your investment is safe? Here are my top tips for picking the right family photographer for you:

Clarify what you’re looking for and do some window shopping.
Knowing what end products you want to purchase will help you weed out the photographers who can not satisfy your needs. Ask yourself: How many different photo selections are included in the cost of a portrait session? What kinds of products does each photographer offer? Are canvas wraps, standouts, albums, or digital files available? What are the prices of these photography products?

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Don’t get carried away by a sale. Everyone loves a good deal, but deep discounts should never be the deciding factor in selecting one photographer over another. Why? Because the bargain is a bust if you wind up with photos you hate. Quality photographers invest in excellent equipment and professional-grade printing. When it comes to family portraits, you almost always get what you pay for.

Grace_01Get a sense of style.
Family photographers each have a particular perspective and some will be more willing to adapt to your particular needs than others. Peruse their profile, ask for samples, and spend some time getting a sense of their unique aesthetics. Notice their editing style and try to envision how that portrait look would incorporate into your home. Is the lighting too dramatic? Do the shots look natural or overly retouched? Are poses stiff or do they seem to capture the spontaneity of the moment?

Washington DC child and kid photography by Julie KubalBe clear about your expectations.
Quality photographers want to deliver products that you will cherish for years to come. If you have a special request, ask ahead of time if the photographer can accommodate you. Perhaps you want some family pet shots or want to shoot at various locations – ask in advance.

stella_2Check up on personality & professionalism.
Often times with family and child photography, you will be inviting the photographer into your home to spend several hours with your family. Therefore, it’s important to choose someone who can establish a positive atmosphere and make everyone feel at ease. Professional photographers have years of experience soothing nerves and prompting natural smiles. Ask if they have a registered business, whether they are insured, if they belong to any professional photography organizations, and if they participate in charity.

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Make contact.
Spend some time trolling photographers’ websites and Facebook pages, but if that doesn’t seem like enough then send an email and ask all your questions directly. Having these concerns out of the way will not only help you make the best selection, you’ll also be able to relax on portrait day.

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As a Washington DC family photographer, I have more than 6 years working with local families. If you are struggling to pick a photographer, I’d be happy to talk to with you to discover whether we might be a good match for your next family photo shoot!


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Julie Kubal is a child and family photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!

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The Care for Kid’s Fundraiser is up and running and this is my fourth year participating in this feel-good shopathon! As a local resident and Washington DC photography business owner, I have always tried to support local initiatives and service opportunities. However, this fundraiser in particular has touched my family – and my heart – in a big way.

As some of you know, my son Sasha was born in 2008. It was an incredibly joyful time for me and my husband, but a health scare also made it a trying moment in the history of our family. During the first six months of Sasha’s life, he had a medical concern that brought us to the Children’s National Medical Center for numerous treatments.

Thankfully, Sasha returned to full health shortly thereafter and our family experienced truly exceptional care and medical treatment at the Children’s National Medical Center. For that reason, my gratitude for this hospital runs deep and I am eager to support them in raising the funds to keep up their life-changing work. So, here’s what you need to know:

 

The Children’s National Medical Center Fundraiser

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The Care for Kids Card:

The fundraiser relies upon the sales of coupon cards, which permit cardholders to enjoy 20% off at over 200 local restaurants and retailers (including Washington DC photography sessions with yours truly). This discount is good during the Care for Kids Shopping Week, which runs from October 17-26. Use the card as often as you like during the 10-day shopping period and enjoy the peace of mind knowing that 100% of the proceeds go to the Children’s National Medical Center. Cards are on sale now and are available for $50.

Businesses throughout the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas are joining together to make this fundraiser a success. To check out all the places you can shop & dine using your Care for Kids card and for more information about the program, click here or call 202-368-7165.

How I’m participating:

Not only am I selling the Care for Kids Card, I am also offering 20% off all photo sessions purchased during the Care for Kids Shopping Week. All current clients who have previously placed orders may use the Care for Kids Card to receive 20% off re-orders of any prints or products (including holiday cards and gift albums) during the week as well.

If you’re interested in purchasing a Care for Kids Card, you can contact me directly, order your card online, or stop by the Children’s Hospital. Or, if you want to do even more to help the cause, spread the word among family and friends – after all, holiday season is quickly approaching and I’m sure that all santa’s helpers would enjoy 20% off!


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Julie Kubal is a child and family photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice.

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Little Madeline turned one year old back in August (you may have even seen my post wishing her a happy birthday). Her parents, Angie and Greg, and big brother, Tyler, have been long-time clients for almost 5 years now. We met for the first time when Tyler was just 6 months old and the family was living in the Washington, DC area. Their move the Baltimore didn’t end our relationship and luckily is close enough that I can continue documenting their family. We conducted her “official” one-year photo shoot in early September and it’s hard for me to believe that a whole year has passed since I first travelled up to their new digs for her newborn photography session.

They say time flies when you’re having fun, but I’d say it flies even faster when you’re the one behind the camera! Not to mention the amazing growth and change that takes place in the first years of life – thank goodness aging slows down for those of us on the adult side of the spectrum! The last time I saw Madeline during her 6 month photo shoot she was just starting to sit up on her own and now she is running around, constantly on the move – a bundle of energy and joy that barely keeps from busting at the seams.

As all moms know, babies can be exhausting. But a little one who is just learning to walk and discovering the miracle of mobility – that’s hard to keep up with! They want to explore everything and don’t yet understand the concept of staying put when there is so much to see and do.  That was the case for little Madeline until it was clear she needed to take a little break before I was done taking pictures.

While Maddie was taking a cat nap, I was able to sneak some time with Tyler to capture these images of him and surprise his parents at our viewing session last weekend. It was so gratifying to see their reaction when I shared the images with them!

I would be remiss to leave out the beloved K9 family member, Molly, who got in on the action after nap time.  Even when Madeline lunged toward her to grab onto a big floppy ear, Molly remained calm, with her soft brown eyes staring at the tiny little girl. Then with one fell swoop she planted a BIG doggie smooch right on Madeline’s lips.

Everyone who knows this family knows what big Disney fans they are. So for the last part of the child photo session, we did a final outfit change into her Alice costume, which she had worn for her Alice in Wonderland themed b’day party.

One of the biggest joys of conducting a child photo session is building long-lasting relationships with clients and seeing them again each year, watching as they grow and change, and capturing on film life’s special moments. So, before any more time flies by, I’m so glad to wish this wonderful girl a very, very Happy Birthday!

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As a Washington DC newborn photographer, I’m never quite sure where my next photo shoot will take me. With my latest newborn photo session, the commute could have involved nothing more than a short walk down the street to meet my neighbors Katie and Tom who had just welcomed their new baby girl Abby home, but I admit I had to drive just to transport all the photography gear needed for the shoot.

On what was a particularly hot summer day, I could not have been more thankful to have been indoors. Together the four of us reveled in the air conditioned house, and played a game of pass the baby: from mom’s soft embrace to dad’s loving touch to a mini-nap atop a vine-patterned bedspread. As we shuffled from room to room, wrapping blankets and arms around her, Abby hardly stirred. From time to time her eyes would flutter open, only to drift closed once more. Abby was at peace wherever we placed her.

Having run through a variety of poses, this newborn photo shoot came down to one final task: capturing a portrait of little Abby with beloved dog, Cocoa.  And while Abby is the firstborn baby, it’s already evident that she is in excellent company: two adoring parents to keep her loved and a gentle watch dog to keep her safe.

It was a pleasure discovering my new neighbors, Katie and Tom, and spending an afternoon with the very newest addition to their growing family, Abigail. Until our next shoot together, I’m leaving it up to Cocoa to keep her eyes wide open as this little girl makes her way in the world.

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Staring down the barrel of a photographer’s lens is enough to make anyone  a little body conscious. Having worked in Washington DC family photography for more than 6 years, I can confidently say that the only subjects who are never camera shy are the newborns who hardly even know I’m there. Moms in particular can be especially hard on themselves, which is why part of my job is to put them at ease and guide them to the best poses.

Thankfully, there are a number of ways to accentuate your beauty – and none of them involve squeezing into a pair of Spanx or crash dieting for weeks in advance. My experience has also taught me a few slick tricks for finding the most flattering poses and I’m here to share them now with you. If you’ve been a client or taken one of my Snap Happy Class, then you will have heard some of these tips before. Try a few out during your next family portrait session and let me know how they work for you!

 

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Start with good posture

A common command in yoga class is to breath out as you press your shoulders back and down.  Do this right before your photo and you’ll achieve nearly perfect posture. (Okay, maybe this isn’t a fair example, because the subject is actually doing yoga.)

Keep your legs together

Yes, your mom was right – you have got to keep your legs together! A wide stance can make it look as though you’re a linebacker ready to charge the camera, but by keeping your feet close together – even crossed at the ankles – you’ll achieve a very feminine look.

 

 

 

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Work the angles

Slightly tilting your head to the side can make a world of difference in a finished family portrait. Facing the camera front-on runs the risk of producing a rather unpleasant mug shot effect. Try angling your body 45 degrees from the camera and tipping your head to show a ⅔ view of your face. Then from the hips, turn your chest back toward the camera. Facing the camera head-on always shows your widest view, but turning at as little as a 45 degree angle will slim you from your face to your waist and all the way down.

Lean in

Fight your natural tendency to pull away and instead force yourself to hinge slightly at the hips and lean in towards the camera. This will stretch out your body and will add a sense of curvature and motion to the posture.

 

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Fight the Double Chin

Any woman over the age of 20 knows the horror of the unintentional double chin, particularly when it is captured in a family portrait. Simply lift your chin up and out slightly. You’ll find that this simple trick elongates your neck and defines your jawline, eliminating the threat of the double chin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dress for Success

When you’re wearing clothes you love, your body emanates comfort and confidence. Waist lines should let you breath, shirts  should not be straight jackets, and hemlines should hide all family secrets…if you know what I mean. Check out my wardrobe tips for family portraits for more style savviness.


 

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Julie Kubal is a child and family photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice.

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Now that school is back in session and Sasha, my 6-year-old son, is back in the classroom I have some time to catch up on the photo sessions that took place over the summer. Because baby Grace’s parents, Greg and Christina, announced that they were embarking on a social media fast throughout August, I held back this post until now. So, without further ado – I present my latest newborn photography Washington D.C. and the beautiful Grace Tindale.

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I have known Greg and Christina for many years – long before tiny Grace ever discovered her tiny toes. As our realtors, the Tindales have lent their expertise and compassion to help numerous members of my family buy and sell homes over the years.

But it was never only just realestate between us. While my husband learned improv from Greg at the Washington Improv Theater, I joined Christina in her small business networking group and became inspired by how the Tindale realtor duo approached building their business. For the Tindale Team, business was all about building relationships and nurturing them throughout the years, and they inspired me to construct my company on the same foundation.

Though business took them away from the Washington D.C. area, the two moved back just in time for me to photograph their new baby girl, Grace. Only four months old and Grace already has the world at her feet, one glance with those stunning saucer eyes and the whole world seems to come to a hault.

Whether Grace was wrapped up in mama’s arms, or rolling around in her crib, she never took her big brown eyes off of me. And when mom and dad shared a kiss on the couch, Grace was completely scandalized – eyebrows raised, mouth open, and eye’s demanding, “are they allowed to do that!?”

I will have the pleasure of photographing Grace two more times this year, documenting her growing up and capturing her eyes and legs and hands as they begin to explore the world even more. And Greg and Christina and I will be working together once again, but this time to create some special artwork for them to display their newborn photography Washington D.C. in their new home.

Until then, congratulations to the Tindales for surviving their social media fast, which ended just in time to share these adorable photos with their friends and family!

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Julie Kubal is a child and family photographer serving Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice.

 

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Notice something different??
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As a mom, I know that getting everyone dressed and out the door can be the struggle of a lifetime, even on a normal day.  So when it comes time to take family portraits it can be a scramble to find and choose the right ensembles to get everyone looking just right.

To avoid the nerve-wracking stress of deciding what to wear for your family portrait, I recommend planning one week in advance.  This gives you plenty of time to wash, iron, and purchase the pieces you’ll use. When every family member is wearing an outfit that him or her feel great, suddenly the smiles comes a little more naturally, shoulders loosen up, and everything comes together in a way you never thought possible.

Thankfully, after working with hundreds of families over the years, I’ve picked up on a few simple tips for dressing your crew. Keep them in mind when you’re preparing for this year’s family portraits!

 

5 Styling Tips for Family Portraits:

 

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Tip #1 – Do a little scheming.

Choosing a color palette to coordinate your family is an excellent way to keep a cohesive look, while resisting the urge to be too matchy-matchy. Find color scheme inspiration on Pinterest or Design Seeds and then translate your palette into everyone’s wardrobe. Try to include some bold colors on top and some on the bottom, which will help the photo achieve a sense of balance. Also consider echoing tones through bold necklaces, shoes, shorts, and barrettes.

 

 

 

 

Washington DC family photography Julie Kubal - Dressing for Your Family Portrait SessionTip # 2 – Aim for 3D.

Layers and accessories add dimension to family portraits, but also give you the flexibility to incorporate a variety of color tones and fabric textures. Aim to have everyone’s outfit incorporate a minimum of 3 elements, which could be a skirt-cardigan-belt, or a jean-shirt-vest combo, for example.  An ensemble made of 3 elements always looks just a little bit more complete, while allowing each family member to have their own slightly unique look.

 

 

 

 

Washington DC family photography Julie Kubal - Dressing for Your Family Portrait SessionTip # 3 – Strike out beyond the Sunday best.

Looking dapper is great, but if your kids (or you!) are terrified of wrinkles in newly pressed pants, chances are their (and your) discomfort will ring through in the photos. If your children have a favorite piece of clothing, jewelry, or family heirloom consider working that touch of uniqueness into the photo. Looking back years from now, remembering their favorite pair of pink converse will be sweeter than even the slickest suit and tie. If you have a special piece in mind, make it the priority and coordinate other colors around it.

 

 

 

 

Washington DC family photography Julie Kubal - Dressing for Your Family Portrait SessionTip #4 – Know where your family portraits will hang out.

Making your photo session worth the investment means getting your images out of some forgotten computer file, and onto the wall where they can be enjoyed and admired. If your family portraits are destined for the wall or mantel, consider what how your outfits will work with the interior decorating. If walls are cream, mocha, or beige, consider some vibrant lively tones to make the images truly pop.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tip #5 – Do a trial run & bring a backup.

Once you’ve narrowed down your looks, lay them out on the floor and snap a picture to see how you like the overall effect of your handiwork. You might notice that you’ve accidentally put everyone in solid colors, or that all the kids are wearing the same navy blue pants. Don’t panic. Just rearrange, adjust accessories, or send me a snapshot of your clothes so I can help! Either way, always come with at least one backup to the family portrait session – just in case you fall out of love with fuchsia at the last minute.

 

 


 

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Julie Kubal is a child and family photographer serving Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice.

 

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