Preparing for your Family Shoot - Tom & Angel Mullen
  • Preparing for your Family Shoot

What should I expect at the Photo Shoot?

We’re going to have some fun and shoot several hundred pictures! We will walk around outdoors and shooting various backgrounds and outfits for 1-2 hours.

A release form must be signed before the shoot. We prefer $100 dollars down to reserve your spot which is then applied to a package.  A package must be selected and paid for prior to the shoot.  Checks can be made payable to Tangle Photography.

Packages and Pricing are explained here: http://www.tanglephotography.com/Pricing

Sample shots: http://www.tanglephotography.com/Family


Not a model? Not a problem! We will pose you and try to make you comfortable. We can show you most poses pretty quick. Expect to hear the following phrases a lot! Bend your elbows, lean forward, tilt your head and cross your legs. Smile!

Please read before the shoot:

1) Clothing. Bring a couple changes of clothes, one fun, one conservative, one solid. You can always bring more and we can advise at the time of the first change.  Try not to get too bright or too much pattern with the outfits, avoid shirts with words or names on them unless they are sentimental.  Choosing some theme colors makes for a sharp look.  Not sure what to wear?  Take a look at Pinterest for ideas!

Note:  Girls, we recommend black athletic shorts under your dress or skirt as we will be asking you to lie down.

2) Accessories.  Necklaces, bracelets and earring all show, why not bring different ones to add some interest?

3) Hair.  Wind can be a challenge.  Bring a comb, brush and some product to help keep the flyaways under control.  If you are going to get your haircut, try to do it a week or two before the appointment.

4) Skin.  We can deal with acne and other skin problems. Glasses and braces are a challenge and may cost more to change in the editing room.  Men - be careful shaving, double check with the magnifying mirror that you didn't miss any major growth.

5) Picture add-ons.  Instruments, sports gear and uniforms are welcome.

6) Cleanliness.  You will be asked to sit in whatever is available, a plastic bag or small towel can be helpful to sit on if you don't want your clothes to get dirty.  Hand sanitizer is a good idea.

7) Changing.  Hand sanitizer - Expect to change in a public bathroom or a car.  Ladies, if you are wearing a dress, we recommend wearing a cami and shorts under it for ease of changing.  Guys, a tshirt or tank under your shirt will make for quick changes.

8) Water bottle - we may or may not be able to supply water.  We want you hydrated and happy.  If it's really hot, you may want something to wipe your face.  

9) Lips - Chapstick / Lipstick recommended.

10) Makeup - Avoid glitter eye shadow as it reflects the light and makes spots.  Be careful with the mascara as the closeups are REALLY close.

11) Family - If you are comfortable with family members watching, they are welcome.  They may end up in a photo or two, so dress accordingly.

12) Youngsters - We love kids, you love your kids, let's all try to come up with entertainment for the kids so they enjoy the day too.  Bubbles, toys, balls and iPads with movies can be good things to have available.  Bribing children with candy and snacks is encouraged, just try to make sure its easy to store and doesn't turn your youngster's teeth green!

13) Moms - Moms are cool, moms are great, but Moms can add stress when they aren't happy with how things are going.  Remember this moment is one that you will remember forever.  It's easiest to go with the flow or take a break if things aren't going as expected.

14) Pets - Dogs are cool, bring some water, a few toys and of course, lots of treats!  If your pet is not used to being outdoors.

15) Weather - we don't use a studio and prefer not to shoot indoors for family portraits.  If it is raining we will reschedule, if it is predicted to rain, we will probably shoot as the weatherman is only about 50% right.

What should I expect at the Photo Shoot?
We’re going to have some fun and shoot several hundred pictures! We will walk around outdoors and shooting various backgrounds and outfits for 1-2 hours.
We require you to select a package and complete payment before we start shooting. Checks can be made payable to Tangle Photography.

Packages and Pricing are explained here:
Sample shots:
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