Tired of seeing family photos that look like everyone else’s? I get it. 

As a family photographer, I know just how important it is to have treasured photos of your loved ones. You want images that capture their unique personalities without the cliché stiff poses, generic backdrops, or overly matching outfits.

I’m going to give you 5 fresh ideas for your next family photo session that’ll set your images apart. Let’s dive in! 

Go on a family adventure

Let’s turn your photo session into an exciting adventure! Take a hike, have a picnic, visit the beach, or explore a local park. This will not only provide beautiful backdrops but also make for joy-filled moments as you (and your kids!) explore the environment around you. 

Have a family game day

Turn your family photo session into an opportunity to enjoy one of your favourite games. Play a round of frisbee, have a water balloon fight, or pull out your favourite board game at home. I know this might sound like a completely out-of-the-box idea but it’s bound to bring out laughter in your photos.

Embrace a family tradition

Is there a special tradition that your family loves? Maybe it’s baking choc-chip cookies together, reading books on a rainy day, enjoying a special meal together, or having a family game night. Incorporating these traditions into your photo session will make the experience feel more personal and genuine.

Get creative with your props 

Props can really help tell your family’s unique story. If you’re a musical family, you could bring instruments to play during the session (or you could capture these at home!). Or, if you love to cook, why not hop into the kitchen? Or, if your little one has a particular toy they just can’t part with, bring it along – this always makes for big smiles during a photo session! 

Dress up for a fancy family portrait

Who says family photos have to be casual? If it feels true to your family, why not dress up in your fanciest (or most fun!) attire and create a stunning portrait that really shows off your unique personalities? 

These are just a few unique ideas to get you started with brainstorming a fun idea for your family photo session. 

If you want a family photo session that’s anything but boring, I’m the photographer for you! Together, we can get creative and come up with something truly special and unique for your family. 

If you’re interested in booking with me, please don’t hesitate to enquire. I would be honoured to capture your family’s amazing story and turn it into fine art pieces or albums you can treasure for a lifetime. 


June 21, 2023

5 Unique Family Photo Session Ideas

Hannah Redman