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Best Tips: Plan the perfect holiday photoshoot. Part I

Best Tips: Plan the perfect holiday photoshoot. Part I Jolene Kaneshige PhotographyWhat are the best tips to planning the perfect holiday photo session?

With the holiday season in full swing I’ve been getting a lot of great feedback on my photo shoot tips and tricks for surprise engagement proposals, destination weddings, and family portraits in Hawaii! Our vision is give to clients the best inside scoop to make coming to the islands for special event photo shoots a stress-free and memorable experience.

On a side note, my team and I are constantly scouting new locations, putting together packages, and partnering with new vendors and venues! It’s been a really exciting time of growth for us and we are looking forward to hearing from you!

So, you like many others might be asking, “What are the best tips to planning the perfect holiday photo session?” Whether you are “popping the big question,” for a surprise engagement proposal, saying “I do,” at a beach for a romantic destination wedding escape, or having a family reunion for family portraits, in Hawaii; think – timing.

Do you have small children?

If “Yes! We have small children.” Then it’s recommended to schedule a photo session earlier in the day, when they are fresh and at their best, rather than later in the afternoon.

All that flying and the changing time zones is rough for little guys! I would be grouchy too if I was on a long plane ride, in an unfamiliar place, and bedtime was just not the same!

Pro Tip: Remember to bring a favorite toys such as Elmo and/or squeakies. It’s also very helpful to coach kids ahead of time by taking selfies. If you can have fun by taking good selfies as a family, they will ready for their close up! My bestie’s daughter invented the “Eyebrow challenge!” Where you make an angry face to “furrow your eyebrows,” aka bring eyebrows close together. I have to say it’s the funniest and most fun way to get the good energy flowing for an amazing family photo.

More great tips in the next blog!  Contact us if you have any questions!

 To be continued…

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