Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Creative Ideas For Your Family Portrait

Creative Ideas For Your Family Portrait


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.

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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.

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Top Fancy Dress Ideas For Your Wedding

Top Fancy Dress Ideas For Your Wedding


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Having a fancy dress wedding is something that isn’t going to appeal to everyone. Some people will undoubtedly accuse these kinds of weddings of being novelties, at the expense of being taken seriously. Others will be aware that some of their guests might not get into the spirit of things – and that having a fancy dress wedding could even put them off the whole idea of coming. Others still will simply not like fancy dress – particularly on a day when they’re supposed to be able to look their very best.

But for others, fancy dress weddings are a fantastic concept – a brilliant way to add something completely different and unique to their special day and ensure that it is as memorable as possible. A great way to ensure that everyone has a good time and a good laugh, and even a unique form of expression that will allow them to show the world who they are as a couple.

So if you fall into that latter camp, let’s take a look at some ideas for fancy dress that might just be perfect for your wedding. And if you do not? Read on anyway – because you might find that the idea isn’t quite as vulgar as you at first thought.


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One of the reasons that you might want to consider fancy dress even if it isn’t normally your kind of thing, is that it can be subtle thing. You don’t necessarily have to go all out or go crazy with your costumes, and you don’t have to put pressure on your guests to do so either. Just invite your guests to add a single item to their outfit for instance – such as a hat. This way there will be something unique and consistent about your day, and it will help to get people into the spirit – but it won’t take over the whole event.

Other similar examples could be to get everyone to wear wellies with their outfits (the juxtaposition looks great in the wedding photography) or to wear a single item of red.

Going All Out

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On the other hand though, if you do want to go all out, then there are a few themes you can come up with that will really add to the occasion.

For instance, why not get everyone to come as zombies – a zombie bride always look amazing. Alternatively you could do a superhero theme, a pirates theme, a ‘medieval theme’ or a Disney theme (great if the bride has always wanted a fairy tale wedding).

The secret to a good theme is to make sure that it’s something everyone can appreciate – so nothing too niche that other people just won’t get. That said though, do make sure that there’s an element of ‘you’ in that choice – your theme should say something about you as a couple whether it’s a TV series that you both love, or whether it’s somehow connected to how you met.

Finally, make sure that you go all-out with the little touches. Themed cakes, themed music and themed drinks can all help to really sell your unique idea.

Arnold Parker, today’s guest blogger, works for Jamieson Dean Photography, a leading studio well-known for wedding photography in Toronto. He likes to cook and spend time with his family in his spare time.

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