Bring out the Fun Round 3: More Games for PLAYful Family Photo Sessions

Ok. I heard the feedback. Ya’ll LOVED part 1 and part 2 of this series. I am here to offer you three more games you can play during family photo sessions. Please leave me a comment or send me a message and let me know how they work for you during your own sessions!

Sneak Attack (children ages 3-12): Pull the parents aside and create a secret signal. Whisper that when you give the cue, they’re to sneak up on the kids and unleash some playful surprise. Think tickles, hugs, spins – anything cozy and not too crazy! Just make sure the kiddos stay facing the camera.

Now, set the stage for a picture-perfect moment with the kids. You can let them in on the surprise or keep it hush-hush – your call.

Once everyone’s in place, flash the signal and start clicking! The element of surprise for the kids and the adults being the rule breakers is what makes this game genuinely fun!

Red Light Green Light (children ages 3-12): This one is pretty self explanatory. We have all played this childhood favorite, but when playing for photos I suggest pulling the camera AWAY from your face and shoot “blindly.” This way you can make good eye contact with the kiddos!

Booty Bump (all ages): When your clients are in a nice row or group, tell them that on the count of three they are going to booty bump each other. This always gets the biggest laughs from the adults!

Are you loving my tips? Do you want to know more about how I photograph clients, how I edit and how I stay digitally efficient and organized? Please reach out! I would love to schedule a 1:1 mentoring session with you!

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1.) What types of Photography do you offer?


I specialize in candid family, child and high school senior portraits in the Oklahoma City and the Dallas metroplexes. I also photograph events, sports and headshots.


2.) What location will we use?


I am primarily an on-location natural light photographer. I will assist you in determining a beautiful and scenic location for our session.


3.) What time of day do you book sessions?


Session are booked approximately 1.5 -2 hours prior to sunset or within an hour of sunrise.


4.) What do we wear?


I can most definitely help you with that! After ten years of photographing clients, I have learned what photographs well and what doesn't. Upon booking a session with me, I am happy to connect you with some tried and true styling tips. I will also help you with your specific outfit choices.


5.) My kids are WILD. Can you handle it?


Yep! I sure can! Aside from my own "spirited" children, I was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Not even the grumpiest dad or emotional teen scares me :). Just show up ready to have fun + love on your people. I will do the rest!

6.) Do you travel?


I LOVE to travel with clients! I have been across the globe photographing some amazing families. Booking a travel session with me is way more affordable than you think - plus I provide you with much more than just a standard session. Click on my travel portfolio to see images from the beach, Canada, Bali, New York City and more!


7.) How much do you charge?


Photo sessions are $950 plus state sales tax. This includes at least 65+ digital images, each carefully hand edited by Missy.

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