A family photo shoot can be a great way to capture a special moment in time with your loved ones. Of course, getting a bunch of people together for a photo shoot can be an intimidating process, especially if you’re getting kids involved. We’ve certainly had our fair share of family photo shoots, so we’d like to offer you a few fun family photo ideas!
Show Off Your Hobbies
Here at From the Hip Photo, love trying to capture the perfect candid moment! A great way to add fun to your family photos is by concentrating on your hobbies, interests, and daily activities. This allows your family to express themselves more by letting the pictures do the talking. In other words, less looking (or trying your hardest to get the kids to look!) and more action.
Highlight Your City
Think about where you live. Is there an area or location that means something to you and your loved ones? This could be where the family home is, or where you and the rest of the crew (pets included, of course!) love to go on vacation. Creating photographic memories in places that mean the most to you and your family will bring effortless fun.
All Paws on Deck
What list of family photo ideas would be complete without pets? A family photo shoot should be for the whole family – furry friends included! Pets are an integral part of our families, so it’s no surprise that many of our family shoots have pets included! From experience, we know how much pets mean to some of our clients. Pets are also a great way to bring out kid’s expressions, innocence and curiosity… all adding to a fun photo shoot!
Show Off Your Personality
You don’t always have to be on your best behavior to have a great photo shoot. Getting goofy is a great way for the family to feel more relaxed and take their focus off the the idea of posing for a photo. Furthermore, what’s even more beautiful about that moment is that it’s candid. It was all natural, genuine and fun. These are the type of genuine, sincere photographs that you will treasure forever.
Taking photos with your family can be stressful, but it should be a fun and memorable experience. We hope these family photo ideas have inspired you! If you’re looking for more guidance, we’ve written other family photo guides in the past. Here’s one on conquering photo shoots involving large families. Enjoy!