This Year’s Trends in Photography

If it seems like you have taken the same family pictures for several years in a row now, with everyone lined up and smiling at the camera, and you’re not sure you want to do that all over again, it may be time to liven things up a little with your next group photography session. At JayLynn Studios, photographers are up-to-date on all the latest trends in professional photos so you can the best quality prints without the same old boring poses. Here are some of the top trends for photography in 2013.

Get Outside
More and more photography sessions are outside of the traditional studio, with people opting to go for a more natural background over a colored backdrop indoors. While lighting and climate is more easily controlled indoors, the outdoors can make a great backdrop for your next family pictures. These venues also give children a chance to get some energy out, run around and play, and can provide some great action shots of the kids instead of stiff, forced smiles.

Act Natural
Another popular trend for many professional photos is to get the subjects to act more natural during the session. This doesn’t mean that you have to avoid posing altogether, it just means that your JayLynn Studios photographer will probably try to capture a few “natural” moments as well, with you and your family playing together or the kids in more a natural play style instead of making them sit still and take all posed photos. Many photographers today describe it as more of a photojournalist style, creative and candid.

Experienced vs Novice Photographers
Another trend that has taken off as high-quality digital cameras become less and less expensive is a flood of novice photographers trying to get started in the business. While some of these photographers are truly interested in learning more about how to take successful shots, others just think it’s an easy way to make money. If you want to ensure that you get high quality photographs, the best way is to hire an experienced photographer. This can help save you time and money, and you’ll get the photos you want the first time.

Choosing Your Print Options
Professional photographers used to charge a fee for the sitting, and then additional fees if you wanted to purchase prints. In today’s digital age, clients expect to be able to see their photos and have a digital copy and may not print as many photos, but often having printed memories is the best way to preserve your family photo session forever. In order to get the most out of your session, talk to the photographer about what options you have to get regular portraits printed, or other specialty prints done, such as scrapbooks, canvas prints, metallic prints, and more. These little things can help you get the most beautiful photos possible in a format you are proud to display.

There are so many options when it comes to getting professional photos, whether you want the whole family, or a specialty photo session for newborns, babies, high school graduates, corporate business photos, and even group photography. Call JayLynn Studios today to learn how these trends can fit into your next photo session.