Have you been coveting a family photoshoot for some time now? But you can't think of any ideas for the pictures?
Well, worry no more - today I'll share 10 ideas for family portraits for you to consider:
10 Creative Ideas When Taking Family Portraits
Let your little ones express their personality with some toys and props laid out on a blanket.
2.THERE ARE NO "MUST-HAVE" SHOTS
THERE ARE NO "MUST-HAVE" SHOTS
Yes, they're cute, yes, everyone wants to have them, but I can guarantee they're not going to be your favorite. So have them taken at the beginning & then just let go & have fun with your kid. The candid shots are the ones you're going to appreciate more.
Think of a fun activity for your shoot to share with your kids. It can be building a sand castle, collecting autumn leaves, building a snowman, or whatever else you wish.
4.INCLUDE THE KIDS
INCLUDE THE KIDS
Since they're participating, they can also make the rules...for a little while. Let them choose the poses for a couple of pictures or dress up in their favorite costume - you'd be surprised of how creative they can be!
5.CONSIDER THEIR INTERESTS
CONSIDER THEIR INTERESTS
Toddler, child, or teen - I know not all of them love the camera. So to let them feel more included, let's take a couple of pictures of their interests - their favorite instruments, hobbies, and so on.
You don't have to have your photo session at home. Book it in a foreign city and ask the photographer to take the pictures while showing your family around.
7.REP THE SCHOOL COLORS
REP THE SCHOOL COLORS
Do you have someone in college? Or a kid that's part of their school's sports team? Or a husband that loves his favorite basketball team, just a little too much? Have all of them bring out their gear and rep their colors!
8.TOUR THE CAMPUS TOGETHER
TOUR THE CAMPUS TOGETHER
Take a walk through the ground of the school, kindergarten, or college of your child, together. This way you will have plenty of pictures of the place where they spent so many years of their life.
9.THERE ARE LEVELS TO THIS
THERE ARE LEVELS TO THIS
Do you have an extended family? Include your grandparents, let your older children bring their children, & have fun with the generational levels. Sit in order, from youngest to oldest, the oldest one holding the youngest one, the possibilities are endless.
10.SHARE AN EXPERIENCE
SHARE AN EXPERIENCE
Realistically speaking, how many pictures of standing around & smiling do we really need? Let's have fun with something different. Let's have you cook something together, or the whole family playing in the leaves, or dad showing them how to fix something.