:: Family Portraits ::


How long has it been since you’ve updated your family portraits?  Family Photography doesn’t mean all formal posing and no fun. Professional family portraits with Shining Moments Photography are a mix of posed + lifestyle {relaxed & fun}! When we print your art from your family session it should bring a smile to your face every time you see it around your house or office! One morning you’re scrambling to get kids out the door for kindergarten and then you BLINK!.. You’re now hearing their plans for their high school graduation party ????  You know how quickly the years pass and looking back at family photos is a memory that never goes out of style. Whether you choose the weeping willow tree’s at Sycamore Park, the flowering corners of LeRoy Oaks in Saint Charles, or the brick buildings of Northern Illinois University, it’s YOU + YOUR FAMILY that turns the location into a masterpiece!

Late Spring and early Fall are the most popular times to update your family photographs.  Booking your family session might seem like the easy part when you consider coordinating what to wear and choosing the location.  As a Shining Moments Photography client there is extra help in preparing for your family portraits.  There is a collection of wardrobe ideas for families of any number + all seasons on the SMP Family Pinterest board.  There is also a Shining Moments FAQ page that answers many questions you may have about your portrait session. There are many great locations for family portraits in and around Sycamore, Illinois. We can discuss a specific location you have in mind or there are suggestions made on the Booking Form.  Shining Moments Photography has your family session covered.

Whether you have a younger family or in the teen stages, we begin our session more casual and walk and get comfortable.  Younger kiddos cannot typically go from the car right into ‘posing’. It makes it easier + more fun for them to interact first before we move into some traditional “posed” images.  It’s more like leading them instead of telling them how to pose.  We want the memory to be fun for everyone, so pushing for more time and photos doesn’t always give the best results. My candy bribes bring smiles, but only to a point 😉  Following the session it takes 10-14 days to edit the images and get them into your gallery.  Once the images are ready, a link + password are emailed.  So let’s talk + set a date for your Family Masterpiece and document some family memories today!  Before clicking on the “Book Now” link to fill out the session request form, please take a look at the Family Collections to decide which is the best fit for your family.