Family Matters

Family photos are guaranteed meaningful photos for a client. Usually, if you just take a photo with good lighting, everyone smiling, and no blinks, then your clients will be satisfied and grateful. But what if you took it an extra step forward? In the video and article below, I have 6 tips for you so you can capture amazing family portraits!

6 Tips To Capture Creative Family Portraits Video

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Tip 1: Incorporate Action

Engage the whole family in fun little activities to get natural reactions.

Examples:

  • Have the kids play a game of tag
  • Have a posing contest
  • Run a small distance together
  • Try a jumping shot
  • Throw children into the air

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Tip 2: Go With The Flow

Always have your camera up and ready for anything that may happen. Be prepared to capture the unexpected.

Examples:

  • Water splashing the family
  • Children melting down

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Tip 3: Get Every Possible Combination

Be sure to capture the family in all possible variations. Start with the largest group and remove or add family members as you go.

Examples:

  • Everyone in
  • Grandparents and Kids
  • Parents and Kids
  • Mom and Kids
  • Dad and Kids
  • Mom and Dad

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Tip 4: Capture Candid In-Between Moments

Candids make for the best images with genuine expressions. Simply direct their attention to one another, and capture their natural exchanges and interactions.

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Tip 5: Have a Mini Couple Session

Let the kids take a break and get some shots of just the parents. Treat this like an engagement session and shoot both traditional and lifestyle poses.

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Tip 6: Don’t Be Afraid to Get Silly

Funny faces help get the family in a lighter mood. Allow the family to goof off and play together, then capture the fun reactions and candid moments.

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Conclusion

So there you have it, 6 tips to capture amazing family portraits. Do you have any more tips? Let us know in the comments!