how to prep your man

Summer Family Portraits by Lake Dillon | How to Prep Your Man for Portraits | Keeping Composure Photography

IT'S COMMON FOR MOST MEN TO BE UNDERWHELMED ABOUT TAKING PHOTOS FOR one-two hours, because they don’t have an expectation of what’s to come and why it’s so important to you. Take fifteen minutes to educate and empower your main squeeze. Tell him why you chose KCP and my style of photography. Show him your three favorite sessions that I've done, explain why you love them and express to him how much it means to you. Once he knows how important this is for you {+ the family} it'll be a no-brainer.

Autumn Family Portraits in Frisco, Colorado | How to Prep Your Man for Portraits | Keeping Composure Photography

turn it around

The most common thing I've heard from guys before photo sessions is: because of a bad experience in the past, they don’t like taking photos or don’t think they’ll be good at it or they always feel awkward. By the time we’re done, though, they can’t believe how fast it went and just how much fun they had!

Winter Family Portraits in Breckenridge, Colorado | How to Prep Your Man for Portraits | Keeping Composure Photography

cherish this time

Taking family portraits {or any other special portraits} is more than posing + smiling. This is a chance to document the present. Some of life's most precious moments are fleeting at best, and it's important to gather everybody together while you can to share some new experiences + make new memories together.

pro tip: if your guy doesn't usually feel comfortable smiling, focus on one another for a bit {instead of the camera}. You'll both find comfort in each other's eyes and eventually feel better opening up for more photos.