TAKE. THE. PHOTOGRAPHS.
Go look at your childhood photos.
Is mom in the photographs?
And if she is, are you judging her for what she looks like?
The point is, don't make excuses. Nobody cares that you aren't at your "ideal weight", if your roots of your hair are showing, or that dad dreaded the photo session.
All that matters is the documentation of your family... just the way you are.
When you look back at photos of your childhood, is mom in the photographs? And if she is, are you judging her
(Okay besides laughing at the crazy clothing styles)?
The point is, nobody cares that you aren't at your "ideal weight", if your hair is grown out or that dad dreaded the photo session. All that matters is the documentation of your family.
You will have photographs of your family to hang on the walls. And photographs that will be cherished forever.
Once payment and contract is sent, I'll send over my Family Session Guide. This will help you plan the most photogenic outfits, and prep your family for the best photos possible.
After sending over a contact form, I will get back to you asap. You'll then secure your session with contract and payment.
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If you're taking a summer vacation, family photos on the shore of Lake Tahoe is the way to go. Personally, there is no better place than Tahoe for the summer. The weather is the goldie-locks temperature; not too hot and not too cold, but just right. Photographs of the kids playing in the sand, and soaking up the sun as a family are the precious photos. As a local, I know of a few locations that won't be as crowded, making your photo session a little bit more private.
Or maybe you're taking a weekend trip up to Tahoe in the Fall to see the autumn colors. Besides the East Coast, Lake Tahoe does have some outstanding fall foliage. Most families wait until Fall for their family photos to use for their Christmas Cards. I don't blame them since how much color the trees put off. If you want Fall family photos in Lake Tahoe, it can be tricky to plan when the tree color will be in peak, but be sure to plan ahead due to high demand!
If you are taking a winter family vacation to hit the slopes, photographs in the snow are like the Hallmark magic! Bundled up in all the layers, with red noses and building a snowman, having a snowball fight or cuddled up as a family; are all good photo ops. My favorite is when the pine trees have a fresh coat of snow on them, it makes the most picturesque background in photos.
Tahoe doesn't have cherry blossoms in the spring. But just an hour away, Reno, Nevada does have spring time pink cherry blossoms. Spring in Lake Tahoe is a bit unpredictable with the weather; it can be a winter white out type of day, or a day warm enough to lay out on the beach! However it is a great season to dress in those spring pastel colors, which photograph so beautifully.