Within this blog I wanted to share my 10 best poses for family photographs.
Family photography is a great way to keep beautiful moments with the people you love. As a professional Fort Lauderdale family photographer I have a key number of fun, natural, candid, and also posed family poses I rely upon. But there are variables.
This has to be an enjoyable experience for each of the family members or they won’t be as enthusiastic about the session.
Families these days can include any number of people; single parents, blended families, families with many children or families with no children. My family photography sessions often include additional family members like grandparents and partners. Therefore, I always ask my clients in advance how many people they’d like included in the photoshoot, how many children they have, are they wanting smaller family group photographs or just larger group pictures? Are there young children or babies? Who is related to whom and how, etc.
I also take into mind the location in which I am photographing the family. Will it be busy? What is the background like?
Families with younger children can get distracted easily, which in turn can stress and distract you as a photographer. I always have key family portrait poses that I rely on so I will always know where to turn even if I get distracted.
To make your family photography flow on the day, I’ve listed of my 10 favorite family portrait poses. They all include some family picture poses from shoots I’ve previously conducted, so you can see them in action. Most of the families I worked with were of two parents and at least two children, but you can adjust these family photo ideas to the families you work.
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