As a Coeur d’Alene photographer, I love celebrating parents in sessions. Father’s Day can be a day of beautiful appreciation, and although it doesn’t get as much excitement compared to Mother’s Day, it’s absolutely worth celebrating.
A while back I wrote a blog about how to get dad’s more relaxed and excited about photography sessions. Definitely check that out! I know that maybe it can seem like men aren’t as into these beautiful photo sessions, but a session surrounded by Father’s Day festivities is sure to catch their attention! Trust me, they’ll be just as grateful as you are that you decided to capture your family’s most beautiful moments.
When it comes to planning your Father’s Day photoshoot, the first thing to look into is choosing a photographer whose work is done through a lifestyle lens. Lifestyle photography, as I’ve talked about before, is more relaxed and natural! None of the stuffy poses and matching outfits that a lot of people, especially dad’s, tend to think of when they imagine family photography. In addition to finding the right style, the location is key! I recommend in-home sessions or outdoor sessions. Both allow your family to feel at ease and interact organically, the bread and butter of lifestyle imagery!
Indoor vs. Outdoor Sessions
I think opting for at-home indoor sessions or a beautiful landscape for an outdoor session are the best choices for Father’s Day. At home, dads get to feel comfortable in their space. They are able to do the things they would ordinarily! Run around with the kids, read books, whatever it may be, without any added pressure. Outdoor spaces are a wonderful option as well. We are so lucky to have incredible greenery and mountains, and they make for stunning backdrops. Plus, in those wide open spaces, they’re encouraged to play and almost forget the camera is even there.
Lifestyle photography is all about being playful, and being yourselves. This is wonderful for goofy dads who want to let loose and be silly with their children! After all, the point of capturing these moments for your family is to offer up a beautiful reflection of what your love looks like on the outside. Fatherhood is so important to document, to show how loving and special it truly is. I promise that you’ll look back at Father’s Day photos and smile, being brought right back into that moment of laughter and joy.
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I would be honored to work with you and your family as your Coeur d’Alene photographer. Have any comments or questions about me or my work? Please reach out! I’d love to chat and help you with anything you may need. Head over to my Instagram for announcements.