Need family portraits in Santa Clarita? Here are three ways SchlickArt makes your family portraiture experience feel fun and easy.
Getting in front of the camera isn’t always easy. When you add family members, kids and coordinating outfits to the equation, it can start to feel pretty stressful.
But here’s the thing: It doesn’t have to be that way.
In fact, at SchlickArt it’s our goal to make your family portrait session feel as fun and relaxed as possible.
Why? We want to capture that incredible bond that you can only share with family (whatever that looks like for you.)
And that bond is strongest when everyone is feeling their very best.
That’s why we do everything we can to create more than just a photo shoot. We want to give your family and experience to remember.
Family Portraits in Santa Clarita: 3 Ways We Make It Easy
When it comes to family portraits, there can be a lot of moving parts: choosing your wardrobe, coordinating colors and outfits, getting the family ready, getting yourself ready, etc. Plus, you might want to schedule haircuts or other grooming appointments in the days leading up to your portrait session.
Yes, it can feel like a lot – if you’re not prepared. But that’s exactly what we do for our families here at SchlickArt. We walk you through each step and check in with you along the way. We’re here to answer every one of your questions, no matter how big or small they might seem. We can even help you with wardrobe choices, to make sure everything photographs well.
We’re your partner in planning this special family moment; we’re not just here to snap the photo.
We know you want to look and feel your very best when you get your portrait taken. That’s why we do everything we can to make you feel pampered and taken care of from the moment your session begins.
First and foremost, we always make sure to take extra care of Mom – because we know she’s usually getting everyone else ready while trying to get herself ready, too. That’s why we have tea and coffee (or a little something stronger 🥂) available in the studio upon arrival. Also, the studio will be filled with relaxing music and the scent of soothing essential oils. If you choose an in-studio session, we can even bring in red-carpet hair and makeup artists who will take care of Mom like she’s the star of the show. (Because she is!)
But we don’t just take care of Mom. We do everything in our power to keep the mood positive, the kids engaged, and the parents happy from beginning to end – even if that means chasing the kiddos around the park just to get that perfect candid shot.
It’s not just a photo shoot at SchlickArt; it’s an experience that we hope you cherish, too.
We all want to look our best on camera. That’s why we make it easy to feel confident with customized posing instruction that takes you out of your head – and lets you simply relax and have fun.
That’s right. We’ll guide you every step of the way, from where to stand to what to do with your hands. We’ll even lead your family through a couple deep breaths to help everyone settle and connect before the session starts. From there, we have a few tricks to help bring out genuine smiles and beautiful, loving expressions.
Even if you’re looking for a less-posed and more-candid style of shoot, we help coach you through that, too. In our outdoor Family Is Fabulous Session with Sonja, Sonja has your back. She will run around with the kiddos to capture genuine playtime, while she encourages sibling love and gets everyone laughing. Your kids won’t even realize they’re in a photo shoot – and the photos will be amazing.
The Real Secret To Perfect Family Portraits
After all, our goal is to capture the real love and affection that lives within your family every day. We want to capture those moments that melt your heart as a parent – so you can share them with the world and remember them forever.
At the end of the day, everything we do in a family portrait session is designed to bring out the very best in your family, just like you do every day.
About Sonja Gilhuys, Your Santa Clarita Family Photographer
With her two young boys as her muse, Sonja Gilhuys first picked up a camera because she didn’t want to miss a single moment of their childhoods. Everything changed after that, and Sonja quickly began photographing family and friends on a referral basis. In 2019, she joined the SchlickArt Photography & Video team as a Junior Photographer and Studio Assistant, and today, Sonja heads up our indoor/outdoor family line, SchlickArt Family Sessions by Sonja, which captures your family’s most precious moments with a candid yet polished style that looks as luxurious as the shoot feels.
About Our Family Portraits in Santa Clarita
Our SchlickArt Family Sessions by Sonja are the perfect way to capture your family’s legacy while still enjoying the magic of a luxury SchlickArt photo shoot. We really take care of Mom in this special pampering session, giving her the full treatment with red-carpet hair and makeup services and custom posing instruction. By making sure the entire family is having fun, we help Mom relax and have a great time, too. We take care of everything, so you can walk away with a set of gorgeous family photos that you’ll cherish for generations to come.
About SchlickArt Photography and Video
SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt.