How to Get Your Reluctant Husband to Do Family Photography

couple-photographyThroughout my years of doing family photography, I’ve noticed that many husbands don’t often like to get their photographs taken. This could be because of childhood memories of having to stand for half an hour or more before a picture is taken or going to stuffy studios with their families. Many women are the ones who call in, and often they tell me they aren’t entirely sure how to get their husbands on board with family photography. I do have some great news, though! Wives can easily convince their husbands to get pictures done, and I am going to look at just how you can do this.

  1. Show Them Pictures of Other Blokes Relaxing and Having Fun

One of the best ways to convince your husband to get photographs is to show him other images of other blokes relaxing with their families. This can show him that other guys enjoy family photography, and that it does provide some excellent images that are perfect for your family. I have several excellent photos that you can show him, or you can ask to see your friends’ family photography, to show just how wonderful photographs are. 

  1. Tell Them About Outdoor Family Photography

As I said earlier, many people, especially men, think of stuffy studios when they think of getting family photography. However, I love doing outdoor photography because I think this captures the best, most natural relaxed smiles. When you tell your husband about family photography, tell him about getting photos done outdoors. He can play footie, chase the kids, and just have a fun time with whatever he enjoys. 

  1. He Can Wear Relaxing Clothing

I always recommend that people wear relaxing clothing when they are getting their portraits taken, and this is a great way to convince your husband. Everyone can wear jeans, nice, loose shirts or button-ups that are comfortable. Whatever is relaxing for you and all of your family is a great idea for your photos, and your husband will be very thankful he can wear relaxing, comfortable clothing. You will find that once you tell him he doesn’t have to wear stuffy clothes, that he will be more willing to get photos taken! 

  1. Feed Them Up – Give Them Lunch Bribes!

After you’ve convinced your husband to get family photography, then you want to make sure you give him lunch bribes and feed him up before the shoot. This will help him be more relaxed and happy, and if you and your kids eat as well, you all will be relaxed. Fed people are happy people, and you want your photos to be absolutely incredible!

If you are looking for excellent family photography that your husband will enjoy, then give me a call and we can chat about the session. I will help you figure out more ways to convince your husband, transforming him from a reluctant photo-taker to one that is ready to go. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Talk soon,

Margherita :)

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