I want to help you produce classic family photos that will make you smile just like how my family portraits make me smile. The family photos of my childhood are timeless, because photos capture a time that is here once only. I want to provide you with five secrets to help you snap your family photo right the first time. These five tips will help you capture a memory with your family that you can be proud of.
My Five Secrets for a Beautiful Family Portrait
- My favorite background for a family photo is a piece of nature such as the ocean, a fully-blooming tree, or a sprawling field. I love the one where my family is sitting atop a huge rock on the beach that overlooks the clear water in Aruba. The backdrop enhances our family’s beauty. The ocean brings out the dark blue in my mother and sister’s eyes.
- I think it’s smart to have family photos with the children standing. I enjoy the family photos that show me catching up with my cousins that used to tower over me. As the shortest of my eight male first-cousins, it was frustrating being the vertically challenged. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t slightly gratifying seeing family photos that show I am now the tallest
- I can remember when I was young that I had trouble smiling for family photos because they seemed like a waste of time. Well, my dad pretended to pick his nose. I never could help but laugh as he was doing this disgusting act and making a funny face. Boys will be boys, I guess.
- In my favorite family photo, we are simply wearing matching jeans and white t-shirts. The portrait is neat and orderly, and it is impossible not to admire how unified we look sporting the same outfit.
- The best family photos consist of my Mother, Father, Sister and I squished in close together. Our physical closeness expresses our love for each other.