The key to looking genuine and authentic in family portraits is trusting us with how to pose in front of the camera.
If you’ve never taken professional family portraits before or if you simply want to improve on your last session, here is some advice on how to pose that will leave you with exceptional images.
The last thing you want is a family portrait that looks stiff and awkward. The secret to creating a beautiful, intimate family portrait is to get close. Snuggle up with the people you love if you want the best images.
Your images will always look more authentic when your family is genuinely having fun and laughing. Spend time talking about your favorite vacation or a memory that makes you all laugh out loud. These candid moments always make for the best photos.We will want to know what kind of things that will help you loosen up and relax so we can get your absolute best moments.
Keep it Natural
When you overthink posing, it takes away from the genuineness of your photos, which is why it helps to shoot your family portraits in a setting where you’re all comfortable and where you can go about your lives as naturally as possible. For example, if you’re in an outdoor setting, take your little one for a walk during breaks; the idea is distraction.The young ones need it to be constantly ‘fresh’ and ‘fun’ to get the priceless moments.
Use Your Surroundings
Very often, standing upright in the middle of a room or garden will make your images look and feel stiff. Use your surroundings to make yourselves more comfortable. For example, if there’s a wall in the vicinity, lean up against it. If there’s a couch available, pose on that for a few shots.You’ll definitely hear us say it especially with guys - lean on something!
Make Use of Props
If you would like to change things up a bit or give a younger child something to do, you can also always incorporate a few basic props into your portraits to get a few interesting shots. Items that are significant to your family are always a wonderful addition to a portrait.
If you still have questions about your session and how to make the most of it, let us know and we will be happy to assist you with additional tips.
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