Creating fun family portraits can be exciting!
However, in order to get this result, you’ll need to plan ahead! I was just recently in Cannes. Beautiful weather, amazing atmosphere and don’t even get me started on the food and wine. I think I have gained like half of a stone on this trip. Nonetheless, I thought of fun family portraits on this trip, because the purpose of this trip was to document my best friend’s bachelorette weekend. My best friend Katie, is getting married in a couple of weeks, so some of the closest friends got together to make this a memorable last weekend experience. And who would have known, we took our photography very seriously. We bought some images and decorative tools for photos (obviously they were a bit naughty). However, it turned out that using these decorative props, we ended up with some amazing photos.
This got me thinking. Why not use something like this in other types of photography, so that we can create fun family portraits? You usually see these types of accessories or props at Christmas parties or weddings. Generally, you have a couple to choose from, whether it be funny looking glasses, lollipop, moustaches, etc. The list goes on. All of these are usually accessible in the photo box and then snap. Out comes the perfect funny and silly photo.
So, instead of waiting for your invite to a Christmas party with one of these babies, why not just organise it yourself to create fun family portraits.
Do you think the additional accessories are too silly for your taste? Not to worry. There are so many other things you can do, and still make fun family portraits. Instead of using those silly looking accessories, why not try using balloons? Balloons have never failed at any occasion when it comes to photography. They are widely used at birthday parties, graduation ceremonies, births, and also at weddings. Why not use the balloon for your fun family portraits? These will certain bright a positive vide to your final photos, and your children will love to play with these. Don’t worry, the photography generally knows that he or she will never see the balloons again, as the kids always tend to take them home.
However, what I love about balloons, is that they create the perfect setting for capturing a genuine moment. You know what I mean, when kids just go all goofy and start playing with them. You can just see the complete joy in their eyes. This is why I love kids. Small things sometimes create the biggest and most joyous smiles ever.
If you want a bit of variation and perhaps more colour, you can also try using confetti. The downside to using confetti is that you’ll need to pre-buy quite a lot of confetti if you want some variation in poses and background. Remember, what goes up, must come down. So once you throw some confetti in the it becomes useless.