The Secret to Authentic Family Photos

In every session I have, I always strive to capture authentic moments between you and everyone in your family. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I preach this quite often.

As a photographer, I know the moments to grab and the gentle prompts to give clients, however, a lot of those authentic moments happen because you….yes, YOU! When the client comes to their session with a positive and relaxed attitude, true magic happens. I’ll give you an example with this family right here. When I tell you this family brought it. They BROUGHT IT. And the thing is they probably didn’t even know they did.

Bring your Personality to your session

At the beginning of this session Ashley told me that they really just wanted a lot of interaction and that is exactly what they got. They were relaxed and just were simply themselves and look. at. what. we. got. SO MUCH PERSONALITY!!

Look, I know all of you play silly games and sing songs with your kids at home, so just have fun and do that in your session. So there’s the secret….just be YOU!!!

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How to prep and what to expect for your shoot:

We will play games, have tickle fights, and tell jokes if we need to. I will even make animal and fart noises(#truth)!! I also come with my phone, so I love to play music to relax and have fun. Music is almost always a winner in terms of bringing out personality.

The best thing to do is come prepared with a couple songs and games that you and your kids typically enjoy. I will do whatever it takes to get the shot!

For instance, we played a little game of emotions with this guy!

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Having Fun on your Photoshoot is the #1 goal:

Towards the end of your session, if we feel like it, we can let the kids loose! Let those kids, just be kids…and I will keep capturing those moments.

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Little Fig Photography specializes in pregnancy, newborn, couples, family, senior portrait and event photography serving the Houston area, including Katy, Cypress, Richmond, Fulshear, Sugar Land, Pearland, Spring, The Woodlands, The Heights, West University Place, River Oaks, Rice Village, Bellaire, and Friendswood.



Hey there, and thanks for checking out the blog!  I love featuring my clients’ images and telling their story from beginning to end. Hopefully, this blog post, among others, will give you an idea of what you can expect from booking a session with Little Fig Photography as your photographer.

I usually only post my very favorite images on the blog and within my website. However, if you are interested in booking you are welcome to see a full gallery. Don’t hesitate to ask! I can promise all of the images you will receive will be totally frame worthy!

If you are you interested in a portrait session with Little Fig Photography and would like more information or would like to reserve a date, please click HERE. Or shoot us an email at

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I find such joy in capturing a family’s story. You can learn more about me HERE. I would be honored to serve as your photographer!


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Little Fig Photography specializes in natural light photography for children, family, pregnancy, newborn, couples and events serving the Houston area, including Katy, Cypress, Richmond, Fulshear, Sugar Land, Pearland, Spring, The Woodlands, The Heights, West University Place, River Oaks, Rice Village, Bellaire, and Friendswood.

Little Fig Photography
Katy, TX Lifestyle Photographer
(832) 837-9671