Thinking about updating your family photos? Here are a few of the latest trends to consider.
Family photography has been reinvented. More and more families are stepping away from traditional studio photography and opting for a more documentary style shoot that will tell their story and reflect their unique style.
Modern family shoots are meant to be relaxed, fun and result in natural looking photos, which is why so many families prefer to choose locations that are familiar to them.
Here are a few family photo trends that we will definitely be seeing more of.
Family photography trends and styles
Keeping it close to home
Families will always feel the most comfortable in their own homes, which is why this has become one of the most popular family photography locations. It’s also important to note that you don’t need to have a fancy house with the latest designer furniture for it to be a good location for your shoot either. If you have a room with a big comfy sofa or one with a nice wall color and lots of windows, this will work perfectly for your shoot. As long as the room isn’t too busy and has as much natural light as possible, there’s no reason to go anywhere else for your family photography session.
Bright lights, big city
Urban settings are another popular family photography trend. Heading into the city for your family photo session means you get to take advantage of a number of amazing backdrops such as brick walls, graffiti, archways and doorways as well as historical monuments. If this type of location appeals to you, opt for casual outfits that will fit in well with an urban scene.
Out in the open
Beautiful, sprawling fields are another setting that has become increasingly popular amongst families. The open spaces, repetitive elements, and natural lighting create the perfect setting for family photos. This particular type of location is especially popular among families with young children as it gives them ample room to play and roam around.
Caught in a moment
Today’s photo sessions are all about capturing people in the moment, and family photoshoots are no different. Candid style photos don’t require you to pose, you simply need to enjoy spending time with your family and your photographer will do the rest. A grandfather reading to his grandchildren, sisters laughing together or a family walking hand in hand all make for amazing candid images.
Keeping it casual
Gone are the days of coordinated outfits; modern families are slowly moving away from formal outfits and keeping things stylish and casual instead. Wearing jeans to a family photo shoot doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t look polished though. There are ways to dress up your favorite pair of jeans for the perfect family photos. Keep your location in mind and stick to some sort of color theme in order to make your photos looks more cohesive.
Overall, the more fun and spontaneous your family photo shoot is, the better!
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Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota. She photographs children and their families both on location and in her studio in Northeast Minneapolis. mQn Photography is the premier family photographer in the Twin Cities. To schedule your next session with Michele please visit mQn Photography | Twin Cities Photographer or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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