Family sessions are documented in a relaxed setting and include classic family portraits alongside candid lifestyle shots, they typically last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Out time together is clearly directed but not stiff. It’s important to let the kids relax and have fun without making them perform unnaturally for the camera. This includes coercing them to say cheese etc. A small treat or reward maybe a good idea at the end of the session. Everyone’s outfits need to be color coordinated but not too “matchy” and you may want to bring a quilt or a blanket to go along with the overall tones of clothing. Locations options include downtown Bend, Drake and Shevlin Park, Sparks Lake, Sunriver, Brasada Ranch, Black Butte and anywhere you maybe staying or living in Central Oregon.