It’s been a crazy month of family photo sessions! While summer seems to be holding on forever, I can promise you cold weather is just around the corner! NOW is the time to book your family sessions and availability is going fast!

Whether you choose the Saint Louis Arch Grounds, Tower Grove Park, Laumeier Sculpture Park, or Suson Park for your family photo session you really can’t go wrong! We love these iconic locations and are sure to provide a classic backdrop for your next family session!

One: Wear comfortable clothing! I know, I know, you want to look fabulous and we do too, but nothing will derail a photo shoot faster than a wardrobe malfunction. 🙂 Don’t wear that new outfit without trying it on and walking around in your new digs first! We all want our kids in dapper clothing, but if they’re not into it don’t force it on them. A great smile is the best outfit you could ask for! Check our our portfolio and you’ll see why we keep it chill and relaxed.

Two: Make it FUN! Get the family involved in the planning process. Mom is typically the one who drives this train. Then they will inform the family that “we are doing this” and not to complain. I suggest a different strategy, try discussing where and when they’d like to do the photo session. To sweeten the deal ask them what they’d like to do as a reward after you’re done. Bribery is OK! 🙂 Sessions are only 30 minutes, so take advantage of that time you’re all together!

Three: Location, Location, Location! Choose a backdrop that defines your family! Are you a downtown family or do you prefer country scenery more? There’s so much to choose here in St. Louis and we love to shoot at them all!

Four: Snacks are your friend! Many families will bribe the kids with treats AFTER the session is over, many times they are worried about getting food on their clothes. I suggest a yummy treat BEFORE you get dressed! Full bellies always make for happy kids.

Five: Don’t be a last minute Larry! Book your session in advance! Every year I wind up shooting in the FREEZING cold getting those last minute sessions in for families Holiday Cards. The weather is gorgeous now, and always makes for memorable fun sessions! This is your St. Louis, enjoy it!

Don’t wait! Our St. Louis Arch, Tower Grove Park, and Suson Park Family Photo Sessions Booking Up FAST! You can easily access our calendar here: https://calendly.com/jasongroupp

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