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.t a y l o r. 3 kids; Indiana 3847 posts
20th May '13
Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:" Love <3 4 months already? :shock:"

I KNOW!! He's so big I can't handle it!!

Andreahhh 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 8745 posts
20th May '13

So, I have a family of 9 wanting to have a session. I suddenly feel overwhelmed, since that is a large group. Have any of you done families that big? The kids range from 1 year to 15 years. 7 kids and the parents.

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10292 posts
20th May '13
Quoting Andreahhh:" So, I have a family of 9 wanting to have a session. I suddenly feel overwhelmed, since that is a large ... [snip!] ... that is a large group. Have any of you done families that big? The kids range from 1 year to 15 years. 7 kids and the parents."

No but I have a family session set up in a couple weeks with 5 kids and 2 adults. Kids ranging from newborn to around 10 maybe. I'm a little worried about posing ideas for it especially since the baby will only be about a month old.

SeeYouLater! Due February 13 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; None, WA, United States 6621 posts
20th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Andreahhh:</b>" So, I have a family of 9 wanting to have a session. I suddenly feel overwhelmed, since that is a large ... [snip!] ... that is a large group. Have any of you done families that big? The kids range from 1 year to 15 years. 7 kids and the parents."</blockquote>




Best settings advice I can give is to ensure your Fstops are higher and you're using your focal points correctly to ensure when photos are enlarged, everyone is in focus.

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10292 posts
20th May '13

Do you guys think it would be ok for a month old baby to be outside this time of year? Our temps have been in the 80s and starting to get warmer. I want to do outside pictures but wasn't sure if the baby would be ok? Or is it more up to the parents. I know they've had her outside and taken pictures themselves.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
20th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:</b>" Do you guys think it would be ok for a month old baby to be outside this time of year? Our temps have ... [snip!] ... sure if the baby would be ok? Or is it more up to the parents. I know they've had her outside and taken pictures themselves."</blockquote>



I would do them at sunrise, opposed to sunset, if you can. It'll be cooler that way. Otherwise I wouldn't if it's going to be over 75.

Andreahhh 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 8745 posts
20th May '13
Quoting I♥AnnaBanana:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Andreahhh:</b>" So, I have a family of 9 wanting to have a session. ... [snip!] ... your Fstops are higher and you're using your focal points correctly to ensure when photos are enlarged, everyone is in focus."


That is one thing I'm worried about! She said she mostly wants pictures of the kids, but a few family ones, too. I am having a phone consultation with her today about what to wear, ect. We are doing it outdoors at a nice park. I think it will be fun, and a new experience for me, so that will be good.

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10292 posts
20th May '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:</b>" Do you guys think it would be ok ... [snip!] ... do them at sunrise, opposed to sunset, if you can. It'll be cooler that way. Otherwise I wouldn't if it's going to be over 75."

Ok thanks for the tip. I will talk to her mom about doing that. Also do most of you generally shoot around sunset? What if you have more than one shoot in a day. And if you do shoot around sunset what time do you start so that you have plenty of day light left?

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
20th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:</b>" Ok thanks for the tip. I will talk to her mom about doing that. Also do most of you generally shoot around ... [snip!] ... than one shoot in a day. And if you do shoot around sunset what time do you start so that you have plenty of day light left?"</blockquote>



For outdoor, only sunset or sunrise. It depends on when sunset is for your area, but usually 1-2 hours before sunset or right after sunrise.

SeeYouLater! Due February 13 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; None, WA, United States 6621 posts
20th May '13
Quoting Andreahhh:" That is one thing I'm worried about! She said she mostly wants pictures of the kids, but a few family ... [snip!] ... wear, ect. We are doing it outdoors at a nice park. I think it will be fun, and a new experience for me, so that will be good. "


You'll do great. It's always good to have a variety of shoots and great to learn on. :) This will be a great learning shoot.

Ryleigh's Mama ♥ 17 kids; West Virginia 10703 posts
20th May '13
Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:" Ok thanks for the tip. I will talk to her mom about doing that. Also do most of you generally shoot around ... [snip!] ... than one shoot in a day. And if you do shoot around sunset what time do you start so that you have plenty of day light left?"


I always try to schedule for the golden hour. If they want the two hour session, we start at 6 since sunset is at 8, but if they want the one hour session, I start at 6:30 or 7.

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
20th May '13

What size do you guys normally have for viewing on FB?

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
20th May '13

CC on this please. I feel it looks blah and dull. I tried warming it up but then it put a yellow cast on her skin :?. I just can't get it to look the way I want it too.



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♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
20th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Larry!:</b>" CC on this please. I feel it looks blah and dull. I tried warming it up but then it put a yellow cast on her skin :?. I just can't get it to look the way I want it too. "</blockquote>




Use a mask only on her skin and adjust the color balance until it looks right. I'd also use the healing brush on her blemishes. There are a few next to her chin. Maybe sharpen her eyes a little.

Larry! 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13234 posts
20th May '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Larry!:</b>" CC on this please. I feel it looks blah and dull. ... [snip!] ... right. I'd also use the healing brush on her blemishes. There are a few next to her chin. Maybe sharpen her eyes a little."


Thanks for the input! I already took out a bunch of blemishes but I'll definitely take out some more that are on the chin.