Family Photo Ideas
Whether you’re a photographer or a mom (or a dad), when fall hits, you’re on the hunt for photo ideas. Because: holiday cards.
I’m here to help to the best of my ability! This is a great post to reference if you are working with a family with older kids, or a multigenerational family. I worked with 6 people, and posing (or at least varying it) proved challenging at points. But I’m super proud of how these photos turned out, and think that others can get ideas and inspiration from them so wanted to share.
If you’re a photographer: start simple. Just get the whole group together and have them stand closely with creative links (i.e. not just standing with their arms around each other facing you straight-on). You’ll want to angle them inwards toward the center, and you might want to have one pair holding hands, another with their arm around the person next to them, someone just resting, etc.
To keep things flowing, it’s fun to do different group combos. All the kids. If it’s multi-generational, one nuclear family. Daughters and mom, daughters and dad, sons and mom, sons and dad, you get the picture. The constant changing of subjects will get your mind flowing with more and more ideas. Working with different bodies just naturally makes that happen.
If you’re a parent on the hunt for photo inspiration: think about what you love. What’s a place in your city you love? Do the photos there. What’s a value that’s important to your family? Channel that. Allow yourself and your kids to dress like ‘you' — you’ll look back on those photos and remember who you were then, and how that’s a part of you now. And lastly, trust your photographer and try to relax in front of the camera. Have fun laughing and playing with your family.
If you’re in the Dallas area, and you’re looking for a family photog, I’m your girl! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy the photos!