Denver Family Pictures | 7 Tips to take the stress out of picture day


How to Prepare to Ensure a Stress-Free Picture Day

When it comes to the day of your Denver family pictures , a lot of stress is typically associated with days leading up to the session. We’re here to help you relax and be prepared all at the same time. Here are some tips:

Plan ahead…..

Find the outfits you want everyone to wear for your Denver family pictures a month in advance and set them aside somewhere safe. Then try them on a week ahead of time to ensure everything still fits comfortably and that you didn’t miss any stains or holes that you couldn’t see until they were being worn.


As soon as your family changes out of their photo attire, make sure it is clean and pressed to be ready for the big day. Set the clothes together (sorted by person) and place them somewhere free from harm and dirt. Be sure to tell everyone that these are picture clothes and not to be worn until picture day. This will help to be sure that no articles of clothing go missing. Don’t forget about shoes, jewelry, belts, and other accessories.

Get everyone excited for their Denver Family Pictures!!!!

About three to four days prior to the session, start talking with your partner and kids about the session. Let them know what will happen and what they can expect. If you plan to use a bribe, now is a good time to set that in place. Continue to talk to your children daily to prepare them for the session.

Pack your bag…..

Two days prior to your Denver Family pictures, pack a bag of everything you will need on picture day – snacks, props, bribery, etc. and put it somewhere you can grab it and go. Be sure to include wipes in case things get messy, an extra hairbrush, and other “emergency” items, such as bobby pins and a backup lipstick.

Avoid a Hangry family!

On the day of your Denver family pictures, make sure everyone is well fed, but not overfed. We don’t want sick little tummies from overeating, but we don’t want anyone getting “hangry” (angry because they are so hungry) either. DO NOT get your family dressed in their photo clothes until after they have eaten and brushed their teeth. This will prevent spills and other messy accidents. I often recommend planning to arrive at your session early and get the kids dressed there- That also help avoid wrinkled clothing.

Clear liquids in the car……..

If you have young children, avoid any colored drinks the day of the session until after we are finished. Also, get them to wear a bib or drop cloth if they drink anything on the way to the session to save their shirts from wet spots or stains. 


Once you get to the session, try to relax. If you have set a bribe, please let me know so I can use that throughout your Denver family pictures if the children get restless. Trust your photographers – know that I will take care of things and will deliver amazing photos of your family. 

Let’s be friends!

Denver family pictures should be fun, not stressful. We are creating your memories, telling YOUR story. Don’t be afraid to snuggle with your babies or tickle your kiddos. We are capturing you in this moment! Reach out to me here for more information! You can also check out our Instagram or Facebook to see what we have been up to!

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