This is really so simple! Make sure the family you’re shooting is having a great time. Many parents are feeling pretty stressed by the time they have gotten everyone all spiffed up for their photo session. I like to tell my clients in advance that once they arrive at the shoot, their work is done and the rest is up to me. At this point, their job is to simply relax and follow a few basic instructions.
Train tracks are awesome for photos, aren’t they!? The mystery of the track and where it leads, the wide-open space that goes forever, and all those leading lines… Who can resist the allure of a set of railroad tracks when shooting portraits?