Tips and Tricks of The Trade: How to Get a Beautiful Family Portrait

Children grow up fast; they finish school and move out from the nest. That’s why investing time and energy in a special family portrait is so important.

While it may be tough to organize it, with one member feeling under the weather and another throwing tantrums, family portraits are worth it.

Beautiful Family Portrait

If you’re planning on capturing your family’s precious moments with a family portrait, remember it’s easy as pie!

Not All Your Family Members Have To Look At The Camera Together

There’s something to be said about a posed-cum-candid shot. Try to get your family to interact with one another, laugh and have a good time.

There are several mesmerizing shots your photographer can take when all of you are engaged as a family.

Pick Out Your Clothing Carefully

Planning ahead before a major photoshoot is always a good idea. Choose yours and your family’s outfits well in advance. Pictures always reveal if you were feeling uncomfortable at the time. You won’t have this problem if you pick comfortable yet fashionable clothing.

Pro Tip For Soft & Subtle Pictures

If you’re going for a light and breezy themed shoot—like in the outdoors—you might want to select neutral colors like soft pastels, light browns, slate blues and creams.

To show off your funky personality, select color coordinated clothes with bold accents like hues of gray with blue accents. Throw on some fun accessories like a scarf or a headband to make it picture perfect!

Don’t Pressure The Kids

If your kids don’t feel like giving a winning smile, relax. It’s alright. You can go for a sassy look instead. More often than not, children bestow their most dazzling smiles when there aren’t adults micromanaging them.

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Let your photographer take the lead and interact with the little ones. The results will be stunningly heart-warming smiles.

Every photoshoot requires a little preparation beforehand, especially a family portrait. With these tips and tricks, your family picture is bound to look absolutely magical!

If you want to be even more thorough about planning your family portrait, it helps to connect with a certified professional.

Lily Hayes is a trained photographer based in Dallas, Texas. She has extensive experience as a family portrait photographer and has conducted countless maternity, newborn, engagement and wedding photoshoots giving fantastic result.


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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