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  • Writer's pictureMadhu Niranjan

How to pose Family photoshoot

Good photographers know the importance and impact of family photography. They understand the nuance that is required to capture the expression, warmth, love, and laughter in a family photo. It is very important to have a good relationship with the photographer capturing you or at least know each other better. Because these moments are magical and if any one of the two parties feels hesitant, it may not come out as expected.

In this blog, we will quickly talk about some of the best poses to make while shooting a family photo. Let's start.

How to pose a family photoshoot

Pose #1 - Classic

Since you have just started a photoshoot, you must start with a pose that will make your clients comfortable with you. And we are talking about the classic pose. This is not a difficult pose and requires all the members to stand next to each other and facing the camera. It's a simple yet traditional pose. The good thing about this pose is that it doesn't require much work and people can change their places according to their liking.

Pose #2 - Squish in the middle

Well, one thing we don't have to worry about in a family photo is the need for space. Since it's a family photo, all the members are already comfortable with each other which helps make this pose a lot easy. Of course to show the love and togetherness between the members we have to strike a pose that will help get a cute mushy photo.

In this pose, we will be asking the tiny members of the family to hug in between the parents. It can be children or a puppy or both. Family portraits are all about connections, therefore this pose is a must when we are talking about the former.

Pose #3 - Fun poses

Now, this is something unique and fun while doing a family photo shoot. In this pose, we ask the family members to depict some fun or action poses with each other. For example, a movie scene or any fun pose with arms and legs. Expressions are a must while having fun poses. Remember this is about fun and laughter so you can go all out with it.

Pose #4 - Candid

For the best poses out there, throw all the members together in front of the camera. No, we are not kidding. This will be done according to the perspective. When there is no preconceived idea of making a pose, all the poses and expressions come naturally.

You can ask all the family members to play or talk with each other as if nobody's watching. And rightly so, you must leave them on their own and click photos in between. This gives the freedom to have a lot of variety in the photoshoot.

Pose #5 - Interact

This is nothing but a conversational pose. Sitting together and talking to each other will not only click beautiful photos but some organic ones too. Therefore to avoid awkward, lifeless pictures, one should dive into being more natural.

Summing up

These are some of the best and most popular poses to shoot for a family photo. Of course, you can try a lot more than this. There is no end to creating new things. But remember a family photoshoot should be filled with love, joy, excitement, and laughter and not awkwardness and stillness.

About Madhu photography

Photography has always fascinated Madhu since her early years. She found joy in capturing moments, things, people, and nature and decided to make this into a profession. She has learned professional photography from Drishti school of Photography Bangalore. After then, she started getting invested in clicking pictures of children and making memorabilia of the different magical phases of their growth.

She also has a lot of affinity towards capturing nature in different styles and forms. Professionally, she has worked under the banner Strawberry pictures and has clicked photos of infants, kids, and family portraits for a decade. Today she has started a venture of her own and is one of the best photographers we have in Bangalore


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