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One of the most important elements of each session is the location. It’s the anchor point around which everything else is organised. It’s how you decide what to wear. It sets the stage, the vibe, and the theme.It is SO important that you a comfortable in your surroundings to ensure that the moments naturally flow.


Do you want the lush green of a forest? Or the muted cool tones of a beach? Do you want wide open spaces with lots of blue sky? Or the urban concrete of a skate park? Don't write off the comfort of your own home.

1. Go exploring


If you have high energy, adventure loving kids then this is the perfect option for you. Exploring somewhere, new or old with your favourite people will make for an incredible shoot. One where you look back on the photos in years to come and you can't wipe the smile off your face. It could be the rockpools at your favourite beach, a short hike to a waterfall or anything in between. Just remember that adventures are hungry work so pack some extra snacks and water!

2. Plan an activity


Everyone loves a job right? When the kids have a job they are happy.Take the photo below for an example. The kids had the best time filling the tub, and splashing the parents whilst they were at it! Then, there was the playing in the bath itself, which if I am honest didn't last all that long. And finally the clean up. Like most of the other options here, an activity can really be anything. Ice creams at the local gelato shop, beach cricket or swim in the ocean The options are endless! 

3. Stay home


They say home is where the heart is and it couldn't be more true for documenting your family in their everyday surroundings. And so, it goes without saying that the comfort of your own home is not to be overlooked. Often the kids can feel most at ease here with the added bonus of having snacks, water, books and favourite things on hand to truly capture your family in it's authentic glory. Not only that but there are plenty of activities that can be captured in and around the home like watering the garden, coffees and books on the deck or playing with the dog. Whilst these activites might seem very low key and part of everyday life, I can assure you that in years to come they will be some of your most treasured photographs and memories.



4. Capture a tradition or event


They say home is where the heart is and it couldn't be more true for documenting your family in their everyday surroundings. And so, it goes without saying that the comfort of your own home is not to be overlooked. Often the kids can feel most at ease here with the added bonus of having snacks, water, books and favourite things on hand to truly capture your family in it's authentic glory. Not only that but there are plenty of activities that can be captured in and around the home like watering the garden, coffees and books on the deck or playing with the dog. Whilst these activites might seem very low key and part of everyday life, I can assure you that in years to come they will be some of your most treasured photographs and memories.



5. The beach!


Living in such a beautiful part of the South East QLD corner it is no surprise that for me, shooting at the beach is an all time favourite. The colours, textures and endless options for impromptu activities is pure gold. I find that the waves, wind and dunes and just generally being immersed in nature help to put everyone at ease and feel relaxed. You can also achieve a wide variety in your gallery by using the water, sand and dunes for your family portraits. And if you don't mind getting a little wet in the shallows at the end, you will most definitely win the parents of the year award! Having said that if you are not a beach family then cross this one off your list asap.