What to do if your husband is dreading taking family photos?


So if your husband hates family photos, how can you get him on board? What can you say to communicate why family photos are important to you?

I’ve heard from countless moms that their husbands “aren’t really into photos.” Imagine that, when it came to our own family photos, even MY own husband was a bit of a grump!

But don’t fear! Even if your husband is insecure in front of a camera, doesn’t want to get into a specific outfit, or has a game to watch that night, there are ways to help him get on your side when it comes to family photos. I believe it all starts with the big C word.

Communication can help dads get into family photos

Isn’t that really everything in marriage?

Share your reasons for wanting a family photo shoot

1. Maybe you come from a snap happy family and you always loved growing up and looking back at old photos with your family as the years went on.

2. Or on the flip side, your family WASN’T into family photos and so you have very little printed memories or proof of your childhood and you don’t want that for your kids.

3. You are the family photographer and therefore rarely IN the pictures! I know this is true for so many moms and sometimes we’re so used to being behind the camera, WE can feel nervous in front of the camera too!

4. Your kids are growing up fast and even though you may have loads of photos in your phone, half of them are blurry and you rarely print any of them, anyway since they’re such poor quality!

5. You have very few photos of all of you together!

6. You want to have your home filled with beautiful memories and hiring a professional photographer to create artwork of your family matters to you. Yes, it’s both a financial and time investment but it matters to you and you’ve hired someone who KNOWS how to make it a painless and even fun experience!

These are important ideas that you may value as a mom (or dad) and if you want your spouse to get on board with you, it’s a good idea to talk about these things well BEFORE you have your photo session! Maybe even before you BOOK your session!

Most importantly, though, make sure to hire for a photographer who knows what it’s like to get hesitant people into the experience and having a good time! Hiring someone who is dedicated to both creating art and helping the whole family relax in front of the camera is going to be invaluable to making sure you don’t have to re convince your spouse about doing family photos every year!

Are you still worried it’s gonna be TOO HARD to do family photos?!

Then make sure you grab my 12 Tips for Easy & Fun Family Photos which will also put you on my mailing list so you can be the first to know when I open up my booking calendar!


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