All too often, moms look back on their family portraits only to realize they are actually in very few of them (who can relate?). You know portraits are important, both for your own enjoyment and for future generations to look back on, but it’s not always easy to be IN the pictures when you’re always the one taking them. So we decided to put some of our top tips together.
Use Mirrors to Your Advantage. Whether it’s a mirror in your home or the one in your hotel room, hold your child in front of the mirror and snap a creative selfie.
Get Your Kids Involved. If they are old enough, ask one of your children to take a photo of you and your partner or you and each of their siblings. Kids are usually more than happy to help out if you are willing to give them control over a camera.
Take selfies. This is still one of the best ways to be in more shots with your loved ones. Plus, smartphone cameras are really impressive, so the photo quality is much better than it used to be. If you want to change things up, don’t look at the camera for every selfie, this will give your shots a more candid look and feel. Struggle to hold the camera steady? Get yourself a selfie stick.
Take advantage of group gatherings. Find yourself at a get-together with family or friends? Use this as an opportunity to be in a shot with your partner and kids. Ask a friend or family member to help you with a few shots.
Use that interval timer. Your phone and camera have an interval timer, so use it to your advantage. A tripod will make things a lot easier, but it is still possible to get great shots without one.
Add a touch of you. Photos don’t need to include your face for people to connect the dots. We love snapshots of parents holding hands with their little ones, like above. There are ways to infuse your personality into family photos, too. What are some of the things you like to do? What are some of your favorite items? These can all be worked into your images.
Hire a professional. Even though it is possible to be in more images with your loved ones, hiring a professional for an hour or two is the best way to update your family portraits. If you’re ready to schedule, please give us a call at 912.200.5284 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our fall calendar is booking up quickly, so don’t delay.