Two cameras are better than one!

Why it’s a good idea to have an assistant come with your photographer:  How paying just a bit more can drastically improve the quality of your photos. When you think of a wedding photographer do you just think of one person?  Do you desire a flawless...

Photos you should take before your kids grow up

Let Aris Affairs Photography, your professional family photographer in Prescott, capture the life events that you will cherish forever. Our kids grow up so quickly! It is important that you enjoy them as much as you can during their younger years. Prescott family...

The Count Down Calendar…Love it!

We love thinking of different products to offer up in my packages! Why do you want to have a photographer who will just hand you a CD. Sure, you might save a few bucks, but at the end of it all you have your CD and nothing else. You do however have the hassle of...

Prepare now for your holiday cards

Have you noticed that Christmas cards have turned into family portraits with a small seasonal greeting? Good or bad, this is the new trend. Yes, it is June, but now is the time to start considering those family photos. With social media, most of us have a way to watch...

A Wedding Photographer Wakes Up!

WARNING:  I’m being honest!    After a meeting I had the other day with a potential bride and groom who were looking for the perfect wedding photographer I realized something…For a while now I have been settling.  I was settling for...

Goldwater Love

The most recent wedding we did was at Goldwater Lake, which is located up Senator Highway in Prescott, AZ. It was a small, intimate wedding that was shared by close friends and family of the bride and groom. The bride was dressed in a deep purple color...

Valentine’s Day family photo shoot

Valentine’s Day evokes images of romance and love. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. It’s a great time to express how you feel about your loved ones...your family! And what better way to celebrate than to capture your loved ones in a...

Fall is almost here!

Fall is almost here and I am so excited because it is my favorite time of year!  I love the colors as the leaves begin to change and the crisp air that starts to radiate from the morning air to the afternoon.  It's like biting in to a good apple when you...

Spring is Here!

Spring is here and it is beautiful outside! Aside from the allergies we are all suffering with this year, it really is lovely. So take take a walk, or a hike, or even bike and great ready for all of the amazing things you might see.  Don't forget your camera! You...

The Mini… it’s a new package for 2015

  A Wedding Photography package to keep your costs down and you even get some goodies! Check it OUT! The Mini  1 photographer 4 hours on the day of the wedding All Photos are personally reviewed and enhanced as needed. Every picture is High Resolution...

Black and white vs. color photography for your photo shoot

Black and white vs. color photography. Your choice will either enhance or hinder the impact of your image on your viewer. Aris Affairs Photography gives you reasons for each and describes which one to use and when for your Prescott photo shoot. Making a careful...

Photos of the bride getting ready

Capturing the images of a bride before she makes her way to her groom can be among the most intimate moments of the day. Prescott professional wedding photographer, Aris Affairs Photography, loves having that special bonding time with the bride, her bridesmaids, and...

Fall is almost here!

Fall is almost here and I am so excited because it is my favorite time of year!  I love the colors as the leaves begin to change and the crisp air that starts to radiate from the morning air to the afternoon.  It's like biting in to a good apple when you...

Skip the mall, and have a photo session with Santa in November

Aris Affairs Photography suggests having your own photo session with Santa on November 10th and avoid waiting in line with the rest of the crowd at the mall! Yes, that’s right - Aris Affairs Photography, your local family photographer in Prescott, is holding...

Two cameras are better than one!

Why it’s a good idea to have an assistant come with your photographer:  How paying just a bit more can drastically improve the quality of your photos. When you think of a wedding photographer do you just think of one person?  Do you desire a flawless...

The Count Down Calendar…Love it!

We love thinking of different products to offer up in my packages! Why do you want to have a photographer who will just hand you a CD. Sure, you might save a few bucks, but at the end of it all you have your CD and nothing else. You do however have the hassle of...

Romantic marriage proposal ideas

Wondering how to pop the question? If you're planning a Prescott wedding but haven't let your loved one in on it yet, Aris Affairs Photography offers some romantic proposal ideas. We recommend putting your own spin on one of these thoughtful and creative marriage...

A Desert Wedding

Wedding Season is upon us and this was a wedding to kick off the season!  A beautiful country wedding in Scottsdale, AZ. The bride was sure a site for sore eyes!

Love is a many splendid thing!

    Love is real, real is love. -John Lenno   This has been a very busy few weeks here at Aris Affairs Photography.  With 4 weddings in 2 weeks at times I felt that I may go crazy, however, I would not change a thing.  It is such a joy to...

Photographing outdoor weddings

Why are the photographs of outdoor weddings so exciting? The outdoors offers many different textures and elements to work with in photography. Aris Affairs Photography talks about photographing outdoor weddings in Prescott. A skilled photographer is able to use both...

Tips for capturing a great family photo

Aug 23, 2018

Choose Aris Affairs Photography for your professional family portrait in PrescottIn this digital age we often have hundreds of photos on our phones, but none are the quality of a professional family portrait. If you’re planning a family portrait session, then consider these simple tips for capturing great family photos from the pros at your Prescott family photographer, Aris Affairs Photography.

Consider the weather
If you’re planning on an outdoor shoot, consider the weather. August in Prescott is hot and humid and also beautiful.  So plan your portrait for very early in the morning or near sunset to capture the beauty and, most importantly, to keep everyone comfortable.

Bring The Right Clothing
Dress for the scene you want to create. Are you thinking of gathering at the lake?  Or do you have another fun scene in mind? Dressing for themes including holidays can be a lot of fun. Even if you opt for a more traditional pose, make sure to have an extra change of clothes, especially for the little ones.

Prepare The Children
The time invested in preparing the kids will pay off in a great shot. Make sure they’re well rested and come with full tummies. Take time between shots to let the kids have a break and run around before you ask them them to sit still again. Frequently, the best pictures of kids happen in the first 20 to 30 minutes of a shoot.

Keep Them Occupied
You want to keep the kids engaged but not too much. If they get too excited you may find it difficult to calm them down when you’re ready to have your portrait taken. Bringing along a favorite toy is always a good idea. And this is one occasion where having a little treat or bribe on hand is encouraged.

Move Around
Don’t make every shot the same. Switch places. Dad and mom can alternate which child they’re standing next to or holding. Siblings can trade places. And don’t forget the candid shots. Sometimes they are the best, most fun and most memorable.

Your local Prescott family photographer, Aris Affairs Photography, can freeze time and capture your precious family memories in pictures. To schedule a photo shoot, call us today at 928-642-4049.