Tips to Help You Ace the Winter Family Photo Shoot
Nov 24, 2019 | By: Doug Burke Photography
Taking the annual family portrait in the same old living room can get old pretty quickly. There’s no innovation and creativity there, and it also doesn’t capture the collective personality of your dear family. So, what can be done about this?
One idea is having this photoshoot in the winter-time! Hear us out; it could be awesome. Here are some tips to help you ace this winter family portrait shoot.
Get some warm winter gear if you’re choosing to do your shoot in December or January. You don’t want to wear your dresses and formal clothes at such a photoshoot. The entire aesthetic is wintery, so go all-in with your hoodies, jackets, sweaters, scarves, beanies—anything to keep you cozy and warm!
It looks really cute when all family members are wearing coordinating outfits. This does not mean that you all must look identical. You could all match one item of clothing in a certain color, or wear a similar article of clothing in different colors.
For example, a photo with all of you wearing red scarves with your respective outfits can bring in a vibrant, Christmassy vibe. Or you could all wear turtlenecks in various shades!
A Winter Wonderland
If it snows where you live, you have the perfect opportunity for a winter photoshoot. Get outdoors with your entire family and bring your shovels! You can all make a snowman together to be included in the picture, or just lie down and make some fun snow angels. The background of pale snow can look great with bright-colored outfits.
Up in the Mountains
You might be lucky enough to live close to nature. If such is the case, a winter photoshoot in the mountains amongst leafless trees looks pretty fantastic. Find a nice clearing with a good view of nature all around and your family portraits will turn out looking otherworldly.
Since Christmas is usually associated closely with winter, you could combine a Christmas and winter photoshoot into one fanciful package. Get those sweaters that grandma knits every year and wear them together out in the snow or in the mountains. Trust us, everyone will love these photos.
Winter is only sad and dull if that’s how you look at it. If you would like to make it fun, these ideas can help. You and your family can enjoy the winter shoot, with pictures that you can use for years to come. We suggest you hire a professional.