Family Time: What to Expect

We just want to say a huge thank you for choosing Hey Sisters! Photography to capture your family moments!

To get the most out of your session, here’s what you can expect before, during and after your time with us!

After you’ve filled out our online contract (if we forgot to send that to you, you can fill it out here: and sent in your deposit, we can talk about the fun stuff! Like where you’d like your session to be! We are “on-location” photographers, which means we want to photograph your family doing what you love to do best! That can be spending time outdoors, at your favorite park, hiking a trail or two; around a campfire, toasting smores and telling stories, or maybe it’s at home, playing your favorite board game together … whatever it might be, we want to join in on your family fun! So let us know some of your ideas, or we can share some of ours and we’ll make an adventure to remember!


Don’t fret too much on what to wear. The BEST advice we can give is to wear what feels like you! But if you need some helpful ideas, you can check out our What to Wear blog HERE.

Be prepared to laugh! A lot. We like to bring out the silliness in the whole family, so bring your favorite jokes! And we’ll try to tell a few too! We like to shoot a mixture of posed and candid photos. Basically, you and your family doing what you do best, and enjoying all the moments in between. So we’ll pose you in a way that you’re able to interact with each other, and occasionally we’ll ask you to look at the camera! If you have little ones, we like to suggest bringing some of their favorite things! Maybe a favorite blankey, stuffed animal, a toy … some fruit snacks or a lollipop sometimes can help too!

We are documentary in our approach to photographing families. And really just want you to feel closer after your session is over! So we’ll ask you questions to interact together, and we’ll have you move a little too! It’s all about having fun together, and looking back on these photos, to remember exactly how you felt when taking them!

After your session, we like to post a little preview to Facebook and Instagram! So we’d love for you to connect with us on social media if you haven’t already! From there, it takes us, on average, two weeks to edit the remainder of your images. We’ll then upload them to a private, online gallery where you can view, share and download your images. If you are sharing your images on social media, we always appreciate a shout out! You can also print your images as well, and if you use the code: 9EZJP, you’ll receive 20% off your order! But don’t worry, you don’t have to order from us! We’ll provide you a print release to print your images at a later time too! Our favorite online print lab is They are a professional photo lab, with comparable print prices from Walgreen’s or Walmart, but the quality is top notch! We are always on hand after your session as well, to answer any lingering questions you may have, or to help you with product/print orders, so call us or email us anytime!


We hope this helps, but feel free to ask us any and all questions you might have! We can’t wait for to capture your family.

Family Time: What to Wear

The most common question we are asked before a family photo shoot, is what should we wear? We have come up with a few tips so everyone feels comfortable and confident! 

Here are some general guidelines that will help you choose the perfect clothing for your family’s next photo session!

It’s a lot easier to coordinate everyone's outfits once you know what one piece looks like! Try starting with mom or daughter, since women’s clothing tend to have more colors and prints.

Everyone in white shirts and blue jeans are a thing of the past! Everyone does NOT need to match! Choose colors that complement each other: for example; soft colors (light blue, gray, blush) or warm colors (brown, orange, burgundy). 

Once you’ve nailed down your location, you can think about color options for the whole family! If you’re taking pictures outdoors, solid colors are your friend with a few patterns mixed in. Using a combination of deep and neutral undertones, set in lush green woods or on sandy beaches will look the best. If you’re indoors, think about your surroundings. Don’t pick colors that clash with colors in the room. Or colors that will blend in. We also recommend to use more muted colors. No bright red, oranges, blue, etc.

Shoes can make or break your outfit!  If you can’t find shoes you love, consider going barefoot (just bring walking shoes to get from point A to point B). Stay away from athletic shoes and bright white sneakers.

Check your outfits from all possible angles in the mirror, not just the one you like best. Try sitting, squatting, leaning forward, etc. The kids’ clothes should work well in motion so that we can play during your session (think flying, tickling, and hanging upside down). Check clothing for wrinkles, animal hair & stains. 

Quickest way to take your outfits from average to amazing! Think scarves, blazers, cardigans, belts, jewelry, fun socks, and hats.

You don't want your clothing to be too baggy or too tight. Properly fitted clothing will not only make you feel comfortable, but will show your shape. For women, your upper half and lower half should be balanced: for example; blousy shirt + skinny pants, or tight shirt + flowing skirt.

Even if you’re planning to use these images for your holiday cards, steer away from holiday-colored clothing and let your card design incorporate those instead. That way you’ll be able to enjoy your images year-round!

Button-down or structured shirts generally look better in photos. If you have your heart set on a t-shirt, try layering a blazer on top.

These don’t always translate well in-camera.

Most important, comfort is key!