Family pictures can be so much fun, or can be totally cheesy. Use these fun and easy summer family photo ideas to nab the most flattering pictures of your family that you can enjoy for years to come. Easy to incorporate and fun in the summer sun, these 3 family picture ideas will surely delight!
The outdoorsy family will love this simple theme, which simply takes a love of fishing and puts it into a cute and fun memory that will last for years. Break out the fishing vests and poles (make sure each family member has either a pole, tackle box, or a vest- not all 3 or it looks, well, tacky) and pose next to a pond, lake, or even small stream. These pictures are especially fun if you are wanting to get your pets involved for a great outdoorsy photo.
note: Dress in casual yet ‘nice’ clothes. You don’t want everyone in waders and flannel, or else the pictures won’t look as professional or as flattering. The contrast of the fishing gear with casual summer clothing will make these pictures especially fun and memorable.
Tea party, anyone?
For families wanting a classy yet fun summer picture theme, a tea party idea is a real winner. All you need is nice Sunday dress clothing appropriate for the weather, a few sun hats (or decorative, summery umbrellas), a bouquet of summer flowers like lilacs or daisies, and an outdoor glass table. Gather the entire family around the table for a cute and classic take on the tea party atmosphere that is perfect for young kiddos and older families alike.
note: this theme is especially fun for families who have both boys and girls, and can be incorporated into an actual tea party as well if you have children younger than 6. This particular theme is also great for black and white or sepia aged photos for that vintage summer appeal.
Nature at its best
Perhaps the most versatile summer theme for family pictures is nature in general. Gather up the crew and venture out to your local orchard, a field of wildflowers, or a lazy stream and allow nature to be the backdrop for amazing pictures you will love for years. When using nature as a background, you can forget about other props and still have stunning pictures that are pleasing in every frame.
note: when using nature as your theme, try to avoid taking pictures in the wee hours of the morning or later in the evening or else you risk sharing your experience with unwanted bugs and critters. It’s best to take your pictures between 10 AM and 2 PM for the most optimum shots.
Whether you love summer or just love summer themes, your family pictures can be amazing in many ways. From classic tea party themes to fun and quirky fishing ideas, you can let summer guide you to fabulous photo opportunities you will love for years to come.