Ideas for Family Pictures

Ideas for Family Pictures for your next photo session.

Have you ever thought about adding props to your Austin family photo session? Props can add interest, depth and an extra flair to your pictures. Get your children to hold coordinating flowers for a spring or summer shoot. If you love sports, then use baseball bats in your next family photo session to bring out your passion. Here are a few tips for ways to incorporate props in your next family photo session.

Tips to help:

  1. Avoid trends. While you might have seen some photos that incorporate a specific prop, try not to use something that will not look really dated in 20 years’ time. Classic is definitely better and there are many fun options to choose from.
  2. Be realistic. It’s easy to go wild when thinking of a theme for your photo session, but you should decide on one that you can actually find props for. For example, if you want to use seasonal props, try and source them in that season you are currently in.
  3. Size matters. There are some larger props that work well in photo sessions, such as, your family boat or dream car. However, there are some larger props that can take away from the photograph, so make sure that your prop enhances the photo and doesn’t detract from it.
  4. Make it meaningful. If your child has a favorite stuffed animal or if you have a musical instrument that you treasure, try and incorporate it into your photos. This way your pictures will have more meaning to you and your family. This is especially meaningful for a lifestyle newborn session.
  5. Use what you have. Make the current season work to your advantage by using what’s available. Leaves in the fall make for amazing props in photos and don’t cost a thing.
Keep in Mind:

Remember, using props can be the perfect addition to your photos, but make sure that they don’t become the main focus. For example, a Porsche or the Pennybacker Bridge are some great ideas my clients wanted to use. I hope these ideas for family pictures for your family photo shoot are helpful. If you have any others, I’d love to hear about them.

Ideas for family pictures including a Porsche with a family of four

Ideas for family pictures Austin family photos on the lake with Pennybacker Bridge

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  • Brooklyn

    These tips are so helpful. Beautiful images too. ReplyCancel

  • Emily

    Great tips and beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Mai

    Very helpful tips! And I love your beautiful image <3 What an amazing prop they have! 😀ReplyCancel

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