If you don't usually have a lot of luck with family photos coming out the way you had wanted, there are things you can do to help make them a bit better. You can have the family photos you've been wanting and the way you want them. Read on for some helpful tips to capture the best family photos yet.
Be In Your Own Element
If you're taking photos in a room with a backdrop, try changing things up a bit and get outside instead, or even at your own home if they have to be indoors. Don't pose your photos too much and try to get photos captured of you and your family in your own element. If you're taking photos outside, go somewhere you love and feel most comfortable. If you don't like the beach, don't go to the beach, but if you love being in nature, go to wooded area to take your photos. Talk to your photographer about what other options you have outside of the photography studio.
Dress Your Best
Dress in your best clothing, even purchasing something new just for the photos. Don't match your clothes too much to prevent you all from looking like twins (or quintuplets). Instead use colors that work well together. Mix and match colors, as well as mixing in patterns to your clothing to give your photos some added dimension and interest. Look on sites such as Pinterest for clothing ideas. You may even have things at home you can wear. Not using clothing that compliment each other can throw your photo off a bit, so take your time choosing outfits for everyone.
Smile Or Don't
Not all family photos have to be with everyone smiling, they can be more than just a smile. They can be about a look being given, or not even of faces at all. Photos that have the backside of a family can be just as great as a photo of a smiling family. Work with your photographer to get pictures captured of your family that aren't overly posed. These may be just what you've been wanting and not even realized it. Have your photographer take action shots of your family running, jumping and playing for more natural looking photos.
If you haven't had a lot of luck with family photos, try doing something a bit different with your photos. Contact a service, like Moorman Photographics, and discuss what you are looking for so you can work together to get the photos you've always wanted.