Family portrait sessions are one of my favorite things that people do — there’s no better way to capture where your family is at the moment. The sessions are also super diverse — you can shoot in the intimacy of your home, at a park or playground you frequent, or anywhere. The above shot by Roy B Photos was set up in the family’s back yard — they hung cages and fabric on their trees and used a fog machine leftover from a recent Halloween party to set the mood!
I’ve looked around online and in our Flickr pool for more family fun — and included a few tips for how to make your own family session extra special:
Shoot where you know + add a bunch of COLOR!
I love this next session from Sweet Violet Photography:
The session began downtown with a few playground antics..
… doughnut munching…
and ended with a bunch of Holi powder and FUN!
Don’t be afraid to get silly — like, real silly
This photo from Whitney Lee Photography is just so GREAT: if everyone wants to make a face in the photo, why not let them?
I was shooting this family when the couple’s daughter told me she and her dad like to climb trees — and a photo was born!
The faces in these three photos by Ashley + David Photography were so great I couldn’t pick just one!
When in doubt, stage a pillow fight
These photos by A&M Photography are family photo fun at its BEST:
We’ve talked about tips for family sessions before, but I’m sure you guys have more: let’s hear ’em!