Today, I'm sharing my top 10 family portrait ideas as inspired by some late night Pinterest surfing. Truly that site is addictive. Anyways, I don't know if you remember but getting family portraits done was listed as one of my resolutions/goals for 2014. (See it here). So, I've got two potential photographers lined up and now all I need to do besides decide what we're wearing is narrow down a concept, style or theme for our shoot. Check out some of my favorites from Pinterest below.
I love this follow the leader/tallest to shortest style family portrait option. And with the possibility that we might able to get a dog (more on that later), wouldn't it be cute to have JJ holding the leash with our furry friend being on the end? I already have of what this would look like for us in my head.
We'd definitely have to wait until it warmed up for this one because there are no lush fields around here yet. But I love the thought of capturing something so intimate like a kiss. I'm a firm believer that kids need to witness affection between parents in order to know how to reciprocate to their spouse when they're grown. I, also, like this picture because I'm a country girl gone city and this would be a great way to incorporate country upbringing.
How gorgeous is this? Family, sunset, open field.... What could be better? I'm loving this silhouette style shoot and can totally see myself holding JJ and the Mr holding Moo of course. And maybe our little furry friend can sit in the middle?
I've always been a fan of the picture in a picture photos. This is cute. I would love to get a really ornate frame and dress up black tie style. Plus, we could do one of the kids holding the frame with me and the Mr in the background and then switch it up and put the kids in the background. Lots of fun possibilities with this one.
I just know the kids would have fun with this one. Of course, they would each want to take turns hanging upside down. Plus, I like that this gives the kids a chance to be the main focus. They grow up so fast that I don't mind one bit having them be stars.
I know that Christmas is gone, but we could spruce the wreath up with hearts and little cupids to make it look appropriate for Valentine's Day or switch it out for a box of heart shaped chocolates or a stuffed bear. And we don't have snow, but I love the idea of being out on a flat surface with trees in the background and capturing the true essence of the season. Not to mention, I don't have a ton of pictures with the kids that I am in.
We could take turns shooting shots with the kids individually, then the Mr and I got do a couple shot and at the end do one big family shot. Again there are a lot of possibilities with this one.
Nothing like going the traditional route. I remember taking photos like this when I was younger with my family. The girls would coordinate or match outfits with my mom and my brother would wear something coordinated with us.
Incorporating the initial of our last name would be cute! And we could play around with how we wanted the initial pop out. Like it could be hiding or hanging somewhere in the background. It could be leaning against something on the ground or one of the kids could be holding it.
There's just something appealing and almost rustic about abandoned train tracks. I've always wanted my picture taken on one but never got around to before I moved into the city. I'd love to hunt down some nearby and go for it. Why not make it a family thing while there, right? We could even bring a trunk or rocking chairs to use as props for the kids to sit on.
Family photos taken on bridges and docks just seem so peaceful and full of joy and happiness. We took pictures on a bridge over a pond for my sister's wedding and they turned out great. I'd love to try the same concept with my family. There's this one park we go to here in the QC that has a love arched bridge that I think would be the perfect setting if we did something like this.
So, as you all can see, Pinterest has given me a lot of inspiration to choose from. I'm looking forward to deciding on a style/concept for the shoot and keeping our family portraits done finally! Oh, don't forget to stop by the Facebook page and share a post related to motherhood, parenting or family for Motherhood Monday. Just click on the badge below and it will take there. Also, Happy MLK, Jr Day!!
When was the last time your family took pictures together?