A family portrait is like freezing a moment in time. You will always have that picture to look back on with love and happy memories. Coming up with the perfect idea of how you want your family portraits to look is the tricky part though, so once you have looked through all of the Glamour Shots reviews and have a studio picked out, it is time to plan out the perfect portrait ideas. You want something that really captures your family, something that shows who you really are, and something that is fun! Here are some creative ideas for your next family portrait that everyone will love.
Communication is Key
Before you can even get started with all the creative ideas for your shoot, you need to be sure that you and your photographer are communicating well with each other, explains Inspirebee. Communication is key in making sure that your family portrait is everything you wanted and more. It is important to remember that this is your shoot, and your memories that are being captured, so you need to communicate what you want out of it. While you may think that it is just one year, and if you don’t like them, there is always next year, remember that this year is a year of memories you don’t want to forget, so make sure you remember them in your way. Do this, and you will already be on your way to photos you will love.
Don’t Be Afraid to Be Impromptu
Some of the best family portraits are the ones that didn’t need a lot of planning at all, but just show the family as they really are. If you are working with a truly skilled photographer, they will be able to capture this magic for you. Take your family to an open place where you can run around and play and just be happy together and let your photographer snap away. You will have a day of fun to remember as well as pictures that show your family as they truly are.
A Picture Says A Thousand Words
A popular trend in family portraits has been to use them to make announcements, explains Babble. For example, you can take a picture of you and your spouse in front of a blackboard backdrop. Stand side by side with a chalk plus sign drawn between you and an equal sign after you with the number three to announce that you are having a child. It is cute, and it really does say a thousand words.
Let the Kids Take Over
Your children have such creative imaginations, so why not let those imaginations influence your family portraits? Have your kids weigh in on what they think you should do in various pictures. Let each of your children plan out one photo with all of you, and then finally plan one shot all together. It will be a great bonding experience and will let each of them feel like they have their very own version of the family portrait that they will always treasure.
Planning your family portrait is about more than looking through Glamour Shots reviews, it is about capturing memories that you can treasure forever. What memories will be sealed in your family portraits?
Mike is a freelance photographer who has taken a wide variety of pictures and likes to write about the different projects he has done in the past.