Family Photos never go out of style. They are the memories that you hold onto once your children grow up. The photos showcase changes and growth over the years. All those awkward moments of your child’s adolescence, their braces phase, these photos capture everything. Albeit they might not be a favourite when being taken but family photographs have been an all-time favourite since forever.
Whether you want to have a family photo session of your own or you are hired as a photographer to do it for another family, here are some of the perfect charming ideas for amazing family portraits:
If your family is all about fun, this one is the best option for you! If you are bored of the usual, simple setups, you can pitch in other ways to have a fun family portrait session. With such family portraits, it is always a good idea to include your pets in your photo sessions. Your pets are a part of your family, and you can take great pictures with them playing around. Your images will turn out candid and won’t look fake. It is also a good idea to play a little game for your pictures. It can be both an outside game of ball, or even a set of Scrabble! The enthusiasm of competition will be evident in the photographs, and they will turn out super fun. One of the most fun types of pictures, however, is recreating family photos. Take an old picture of the whole family and try to recreate it with your grown-up children. Such pictures turn out to be hilarious as children recreate images from when they were toddlers. If you have toddlers or younger children, it is a great idea to take out their favourite toys and take some pictures with them. Your children can lay out their action figures and barbies and act out stories with them. It will look amusing in your photos and will be something to remember.
Another good idea while taking photographs is using your clothes as a prop. You can play dress-up, by dressing yourselves up in your most favourite characters creating a scene from your favourite movie – this is a super cute idea if you have toddlers. Another lovely idea is having the whole family dress up in the same clothes, for example, the same T-shirts or the same coloured outfits. The pictures will turn out uniformed and give a charming look. You can have clothes custom made that say ‘daddy’, ‘Mommy’, ‘baby’, as well. You can also do different looks with your clothing. From formal v casual to black v white; you will complement each other in front of the camera.
None of the family photos is ever complete without everyone posing. You can have your children pose with each other by doing something as simple as tying their brother’s shoelace – this will look adorable. It is a good idea to ask your children to hug and kiss each other and even you and your partner. These photos will not look posed. If there is a newborn baby in the family, it is the best time for a photoshoot! Take different pictures of the newborn with each member of the family. It will be a perfect trip down memory lane for the baby when they grow up! It is also an excellent idea to show your bond as a family in your family photos. Take a book, choose a corner of your house and cuddle up together into a group. These pictures will look so homely and warm and make beautiful memories. One of the most famous poses of a family portrait is having the whole family hold an old framed picture of themselves. It is simple and turns out fantastic.
Having outdoor photo sessions is always a good option for family portraits. It not only gives you more ideas for your pictures but also offers different settings and mood for the images. If you choose to take your photographs at Sunset, they will look more powerful, creating shadows and making everything glow. If possible, having a backlit picture will make your pictures stand out and give them a modern look. You can also go up to your terrace or set up a little corner decorated with fairy lights in your backyard for that perfect location. If you are fortunate and it is snowing during your shoot, make the most of it! Wear your attire of bright parachute jackets and earmuffs and go out and enjoy the cold weather. You can have a snowball fight during the shoot having a fun, interactive session.