“YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOK BACK AND KNOW YOU COULD’VE DONE BETTER.” – UNKNOWN
The family is important in all cultures. We all have that inherent desire to associate with our immediate relatives, and it is imperative to cherish each moment that they share together. Taking a family portrait is one way of capturing precious moments that we share together, and then after many years have passed you can look at the picture and relive the memories all over again.
The portrait becomes a beautiful reminder of the strong bond that exists between you and your other family members. This is why every family should make a point of visiting a studio to have a family portrait taken by a professional photographer.
A family portrait should not be dull or too formal. A professional photographer will help you relax and bring out your personalities in the portrait. It is good to have fun while taking a photo with your family. You can either jump or make goofy faces.
It is also important to let children be children. Allow them to play or do something familiar especially if you are taking their picture separately so that the portrait can capture their genuine smiles.
Staggering the heads is also another way of making the photo less formal and adds variety. This means that the family members can pose in such a way that their heads are not on the same level or are not in one line. They can also make any poses they want as long as they are not blocking others from view. Their poses can involve bending their elbows or knees. Some of them can also be seated while others stand. If you have a family ‘thing’, this is also the time to bring it out.
Every family is unique, and it has its nuances so be ‘yourselves’ and own the photo.
Indeed, there are many ways that you can make your family portrait lively and fun. All you need to do is to cooperate with the photographer and make an epic portrait that you will cherish forever.