Have you ever hosted or attended a family reunion? I’ve seen these events in all shapes and sizes. The possibilities are endless when planning a reunion, but we all tend to have the same outcome in mind: to reconnect with loved ones and create lasting memories.
Since I’ve had the privilege of photographing many special occasions over the years, I’ve come up with a few ideas to help make your event a success. Here are 4 tips to keep in mind for your next family reunion:
Hire a photographer. Clearly I’m biased here, but there really is no better time to have professional photos taken. How often do you get to gather with your extended family, outside of holidays? Take my word for it and hire a photographer to snap photos during the event. It doesn’t have to be a fancy affair, but you will be so thankful to have photos to look back on for years to come.
Choose a coordinating color scheme for clothing. Whether it’s a color, or matching family shirts – your photos will really pop with that simple coordinated detail.
Set aside time for photos. Be sure to let everyone know there will be a photographer there to take pictures, and set aside enough time to get shots of the whole group as well as individual family photos. I can always help with the timeline, too.
Have fun! Candid shots are a must, no matter what type of event I’m photographing. Let the kids run around and play tag. Dance. Laugh. Cheers your wine glasses. These are the moments you will treasure.