When I started pursuing photography as a hobby, I used to ask my cousins and friends to pose for photos. Despite my passion and enthusiasm for our photoshoots, I would frequently find myself repeating the same poses over and over!
When I shoot a session, be it a simple family photo-shoot, an engagement session, or a wedding, I try to edit the files within a short period of time. The shorter a session be, the less post-processing it requires. For example, when I photograph a family, I tell them I will deliver the files within a week, however; I try my best to do it even earlier than I committed.
Portrait photography has come a long way in the past few decades. Many of us have formal, posed family portraits in our family photo albums. I remember how diligently my mother booked our family sessions at a photography studio in our neighborhood every year the way her mother used to do.