4 Grandparent Photoshoot Ideas

Whether it’s a graduation, engagement, wedding, or the birth of your newborn, every family event is incomplete without having the grandparents involved.

Even if they live far away, you should make an attempt to visit them every holiday or have them come over and create memories that you and your kids will remember for the rest of your lives. Having family photos with the grandparents holding your newborn will always be something you’ll cherish.

However, if you’re looking for photoshoot ideas to involve the grandparents in your newborn’s photoshoot, here are some simple ways to help you achieve that.

Candid Photography is the Way To Go

We all know grandparents have a soft and caring aura that melts our heart and make us love them even more. But you can’t capture these precious moments if you and the family are too busy directing the poses and pictures.

Let your parents have a moment with the new baby and watch as you get to click adorable shots of the sleeping baby and your smiling parents. You might have to wait a while or snap a few pictures before you get to the good photos, but it’ll be worth the wait.

One-on-One Photos

How do you capture the true nature and bond of your newborn and their grandparents? You make time for a one on one photoshoot.

This allows the grandparents to have center stage with your new baby and take their time to pose and play around with them.

Your child will also have fond pictures to look back on and remember their grandparents as they grow old. It’s important to treasure these moments for your baby to show them the love and care people around them have.

Bring in the Extended Family

Having all the aunts, uncles and cousins gathered in one place can be a chaotic mess, but it’s also a fun time for everybody to meet and bond with your newborn baby.

You can use this get-together as an opportunity to click some family photos with the grandparents to capture all your siblings, in-laws, and kids in one big happy family photograph.

Hire a Professional Photographer

Sure, you can work a camera and snap decent photos, but a professional photographer will do so much more. They’ll work with proper lighting, angles, and settings to give you many display-worthy photographs.

If you want to hire a professional photographer for your newborn or family photoshoot, reach out to us!

At Lily Hayes Photography, we offer affordable photography packages for maternity, wedding, family, newborn, and engagement photoshoots. We’ve worked with many new parents and were ranked in the top 30 newborn photographers in Dallas, TX.

Family Portraits- Why Are They So Important?

Family is the center of life. Your parents, siblings, grandparents, children, aunts, uncles and cousins all play a crucial role in molding your life. As you grow older and have children of your own, you’ll wish to your re-live your childhood through the photographs you once clicked.



Documenting my own children's lives and they're organic way of being day after day, did I truly understand how PRICELESS photographs were. How much I wanted to spend every waking moment documenting their everyday life, before it too, became a faded memory. Soon after that it became an obsession to capture your very own life, and the life you love! :)


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