Whether you’re booking your first family photo session or your third, one secret ingredient can elevate the entire experience: the perfect playlist. It’s amazing how the right selection of tunes can get every family member in the mood for taking photos (yes, even your husband!).
In this blog post, I’m sharing my handpicked collection of 9 Spotify playlists that are guaranteed to infuse your family photo session with joy. Let’s dive in!
Why Having a Fun Playlist Matters
Let’s face it – family photo sessions can be a bit stressful, especially if you have little ones who aren’t used to posing for the camera. That’s where a playlist comes in! Playing fun and upbeat music during your photo session can help keep everyone engaged, energised, and happy in front of the camera.
Top Spotify Playlists for Your Family photo session
To set an upbeat vibe for your family photo session, the “Family Fun” playlist is perfect. With lively songs, you and your family will have a blast dancing and laughing together in front of the camera. Some specific songs that are included on this playlist are “Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, and “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon.
For a more laid-back and relaxed vibe, the “Relax & Unwind” playlist is a great choice. With calming and soothing songs, you and your family can take a deep breath and relax in each other’s company. Some specific songs that are included on this playlist are “River” by Leon Bridges, “Stay With Me” by Angus & Julia Stone, and “Exile” by Taylor Swift and Bon Iver.
If you have young children in your family, the “Kids’ Favourites” playlist is a must-play. Featuring popular children’s songs like “Baby Shark” (which has become the soundtrack of my life as a family photographer), “The Wheels on the Bus,” and “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” this playlist is sure to keep your little ones entertained and grooving during your photo session.
For families who love classic hits from the past, the “Golden Oldies” playlist is perfect. Featuring beloved songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, this playlist is sure to make everyone feel nostalgic. Some specific songs that are included on this playlist are “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles, “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond, and “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey.
If you’re looking to capture a rustic or country feel during your family photo session, the “Country Living” playlist just makes sense. With classic and modern country hits, this playlist will set the perfect tone for your photo session. Some specific songs that are included on this playlist are “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver, “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker, and “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line.
For families who love the music of the 90s and early 2000s, the “Throwback Jams” playlist is a fun choice. Featuring tunes that will bring back fond memories and put everyone in a good mood, this playlist is sure to be a hit with your family. Some specific songs that are included on this playlist are “No Scrubs” by TLC, “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin, and “Bye Bye Bye” by *NSYNC.
If you’re looking for a more peaceful and reflective photo session, the “Calming Instrumental Covers” playlist is a great choice. Featuring instrumental covers of many favourite pop songs, this playlist is bound to create a peaceful atmosphere. Some specific songs that are included on this playlist are “Halo”, “Viva La Vida”, and “Rocket Man”.
To keep everyone energised and excited throughout the photo session, the “Happy Pop” playlist is a great choice. Featuring current pop hits, this playlist is perfect for families who love to dance and sing along to the latest and latest music. Some specific songs that are included on this playlist are “Levitating” by Dua Lipa, “Peaches” by Justin Bieber, and “Bad Habits” by Ed Sheeran.
Rock and Roll
For families who love rock and roll, the “Rock and Roll Mix” playlist is a must-have. Featuring classic rock hits, this playlist will set the perfect mood for your photo session. Some specific songs that are included are “The Boys Are Back In Town” by Thin Lizzy, “That’s All Right'” by Elvis Presley, and “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
So there you have it – those are some of my go-to Spotify playlists for a family photo session! Choose a playlist that best reflects your family’s vibe and get ready to bust a move!
If you’re interested in booking a family photo session that’s filled with joy (and lots of laughs!) I’d love to be your go-to photographer. I promise to blast the beats and put a smile on even the littlest family member’s face! Enquire about a Family Photo Session today.