What is a typical price range for a family photographer?
Typically, a good range for a Family Portrait Session is between $500 and $700. There are factors that often determine the final price such as are you looking to go elegant or more low key? How many hours do you want the session? Will there be one location or multiple?
What is the best time of the day for a family photo session?
Being in Southern California, one of the benefits is that we can photograph during any season, so it just depends on your preferences. Many of our clients pick a season that's comfortable for them in terms of weather. But something to consider is where you want your family session to take place. Location and weather together can often be determining factors. For example, you probably wouldn't want a beach engagement session during the Winter with the cold and wind or a desert session in the Summer, etc.
What do you wear to a family photo session?
If a family wants to wear the exact same colors for their own personal reasons, we say go for it. But, if it were up to me, I wouldn't necessarily say the same colors but in the same tone of colors, as they often mesh well with each other. So, instead of everyone wearing brown, they can go with earth tones as you want the colors to compliment one another and it brings the photos some contrast. If you want something other than earth tones, then consider pastels. A variety of pastel colors work better than pastel and really bright colors when mixed together. Also, consider your location. We recommend wearing shorts at the beach, but not anywhere else as you will seem out of place. Overall, don't be crazy, but you'll want to bring life to your clothes. Last thing, avoid everyone wearing all black. Often in photos, the variance of black tones show more when next to other shades of black, thus distorting the photos and not leaving you the image you had in mind when choosing black clothing.