3 Simple Family Portrait Poses

A family picture is a tradition.

family portraitsAlmost all families have a picture of them together decorating some part of the house. That is why a lot people want to make sure their family pictures are perfect. No missing person and embarrassing poses. The usual problem with family portraits is that the poses chosen for the photography makes everyone look bad. Some poses are too corny while others are just too difficult to recreate. For your family photography, make sure to choose poses that are simple. Simplicity is one way to achieve success in family pictures. You don’t need to have dad do a headstand to make your family pictures stand out. You simply need to any of these three simple but heart-warming poses for the family picture.

The first pose is called the action pose.

This is a fun and very easy pose for your family photography. It also offers a variety of ways to do this pose. Basically this pose involves your family doing a physical activity and having them photographed while doing it. It is a fun and candid version of your family portraits. The best part is that you see actual emotions and not rehearsed or faked ones. What you see is what you get when your family does the action pose for the photography. Jump shots and running shots are the usual shots taken. The natural smiles coming off from the children as they run towards the camera make the perfect family pictures to frame and hung on your living room wall. You will never get stiff looking pictures with this active pose.

The second pose is hug pose.

If you aren’t keen on moving a lot, you can choose to do this stationary pose instead. The hug pose requires the subject to, well, do a hug. This pose is great way of showing how much you love one another. Usually, this pose is done by having the children at centre being hugged by the parents from both sides. The variation of this pose includes the one were the family members are doing a group hug standing up, hugging each other from the back creating a domino effect with the youngest at the front, and hugging each the life of each other on a bed or surface. This is great pose for couples with toddlers as it is very adorable and sweet. Plus, hugging requires zero effort on the part of the subjects so it is a win-win situation.

The last pose is circle pose.

This is probably the easiest post of them all. Despite being easy, it creates a magical effect on your family portraits. Have your family member lay down forming a circle with their heads close together. Have the photographer do the shot from above and voila, you have your amazing family picture. The great thing about this picture is that you can add a lot of elements without fear of messing up the shot. You can have the family smile at the camera for a lighter effect or you can have them look away to give a solemn vibe. You can have one where the subjects are holding hands or one where they are reaching out at the camera. Either way, this pose will help you get those fun and perfect family portraits perfect for any bedside table or wallet.