A cool background is fun, but family photos and portraits are all about the faces. A little color to tie in what everyone wearing is just enough to make everything work!
Here’s a tip if your just starting your home studio. Get Black paper! It takes colored gels better than any other color you could use! And what doesn’t go with black?
Here’s the biggest tip of them all!!! Just have fun!!! The more stress you put on the perfect smile, the less likely you’re going to get that winning shot! Explain to the parents the goal is to have a good time and capture that by pressing the button once in while. That alone is harder than most people realize. Happy shooting!