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- PLAYGROUPS Taking Great family Photos doesn't have to Be Difficult ~ Angel
If you’re anything like me you dread taking family photos as they almost never turn out right. One kid looking down, someone with stains on their shirt or a baby that won't look at the camera at all.
Taking family photos doesn’t have to be torture it can be a family friendly event. I have some terrific ideas on how to get perfect family photos!
Dreading taking the family picture for all those cards you’re about to send out? Follow some simple tips to look good on camera and feel great about your family.
1. Plan your wardrobe: No, not everyone needs to wear the exact same navy blue polo shirt, but it does help if you coordinate. Aim for neutral colors so your family is what stands out, not Dad’s Hawaiian shirt from last year’s vacation.
2. Pay attention to your hands: What may feel awkward in person often looks great in photos. Be intentional about where hands are placed.
3. Don’t stress about it: Fake smiles can’t cover up red, formerly teary eyes. Take it easy on your kids and yourself. Minor imperfections aren’t worth fighting and making everyone miserable. Besides, one day you might want to remember your teenage son’s shaggy hair!
4. Forget the cheese: With small kids especially, saying cheese can make for awkward looking faces. Your best bet is to pick an object near the camera for everyone to look at while they smile. Set a favorite, brightly-colored toy right next to the camera to capture wandering eyes.
5. Get close: Zoom the camera in so there isn’t empty space all around your family. Your family should be the only thing in the photo, not great-aunt Millie’s flowery couch.
So there you go, 5 simple family friendly tips on getting the perfect photo.