From the holidays to a casual weekend dinner, when the entire family gets together and has some time to spare – why not snap a photo to remember? Whether you want to prepare something in advance or do something creative on the fly, we’ve got the inspiration.
Having sweet memories with your family is the end goal, so whichever one you pick, we’re sure you’ll have a great time. Check out these 50 family photoshoot ideas to try out this weekend!
Best Family Photoshoot Ideas
If you want to get some ideas for your next family photoshoot, we have a few noteworthy ones below.
1. In Focus Family Photoshoot
Perfect for when you want to feature the littlest and newest part of the family. Check out this idea and see how you can recreate it to fit your own tiny fam.
2. Outdoor Family Photoshoot with Wildflowers
Find a beautiful field of flowers, grass or the like and have the entire family scatter. We found this gorgeous image at Kimberley Kinder and are drawing so much inspiration from it!
3. A Message – Great Family Photoshoot Idea
We’re swooning for this easy and easy-to-personalize idea too. Write down your message and start snapping. (via Indulgy)
4. Black and White Family Photoshoot – Our Hands
Layer the hands of the family and snap a shot of that too. You’ll love looking back on this photo from years to come – and you can thank Shutterfly for giving us the idea.
5. Outdoor Family Photoshoot Idea by the Campfire
Set up a beautiful campfire like you see here and have your shoot around the fire. Make some smores, sing some songs and just have a ball making memories and capturing them on film.
6. Denim Family Photoshoot Outfits
Use fun ways to create frames inside the photo. Sara Garcia gave us this beauty and we love how mom and dad are focusing in on the little ladies.
7. Show Love During Your Family Photoshoot
We love when mom and dad look and feel totally in love. The kiddos will love how they’re central to the photo but they’ll love looking back and seeing their parents in this moment.
8. Family Fall Photoshoot Idea – Cornfield
Kristen Duke has another great photoshoot idea and it involves some cornstalks. It’s the perfect spot to snap some pictures in come the fall season.
9. Family Photoshoot In the City
You can always use the nearest city to grab some photos in. Families come alive in a totally different way when surrounding by the grit and texture of an urban environment.
10. Boho Styled Outdoor Family Photoshoot Idea
If you love the free-spirited energy of bohemian style, then use that inspiration to create a family photoshoot. This shot is a perfect example of how to make that happen.
11. Retro Family Photoshoot Idea
You could do something a bit retro as well. Infuse some modern energy or rusticism depending on the family’s overall vibe, and add some sunglasses and coke bottles for extra fun too! (via iHeartFaces)
12. Road Trip Fall Family Photoshoot
Vine & Light showcased a beautiful photoshoot that focused around a road trip vibe. And we love it! Just imagine the entire family gathered around the SUV!
13. Baseball Themed Family Photoshoot
We love a good sports theme as well. And over at Emily Starling, you’ll find this beautiful Mommy + Baby baseball shoot. It has so much to inspire!
14. Super Heroes – Great Family Photoshoot Outfits
Kristen Duke gives us another great family idea. And this time it involves super heroes for all!
15. Beach Family Photoshoot with Lots of Beach Balls
Of course beach photos are gorgeous, but add some beach ball for some extra fun. Check out the scene over at KD.
16. Matching Family Photoshoot Outfit Ideas
You could always simplify the idea and just go with a color scheme. Make sure everyone is dressed the part for a clean and crisp capture.
17. Outdoor Family Photoshoot Idea – Picnics
You could do it with a color scheme or with a retro vibe, either way a classic picnic photoshoot is something easy and adorable for the family to conjure up.
18. Urban Family Photoshoot
If you want something bit edgy, take a note out of this playbook. Graffiti can add texture and pop to your background.
19. Cute Family Photoshoot in a Carousel
We are loving the fun and charming carousel idea too, especially when there are little kids involved. We snagged the idea from Laci Davis.
20. Bike Rides as an Outdoors Family Photoshoot
Add some scooters too if you’d like. The entire family can be captured in the moment like you see here at Kristen Duke.
21. Lumberjack Fall Family Photoshoot
Here’s a fun themed photoshoot idea. Over at Maiedae you’ll find some inspiration for an adorable “lumberjack” themed day.
22. Family Photoshoot with Hay Bales
And for another great fall photoshoot idea, check out this family and its use of the hay bale! Check it out at Sassyfras Studios.
23. At Work with Dad
Whether Dad is a policy officer, teacher or firefighter – why not plan a family photoshoot at work with him? It’s such a sentimental and special moment to capture.
24. Family Photoshoot with Teepees
Here‘s another fun theme to grab inspiration from. Have all you little Cherokees inside and dressed for the scene.
25. Family Photoshoot with Lots of Kisses
Have the little girls kiss their daddy! Mom can join in too, just make sure you use some bright red lipstick like you see here!
26. Family Photoshoot with Everyone’s Feet
Focus on the family’s feet for a unique take on the classic family portrait. We love the addition of the tiny baby toes too!
27. Levitation Family Photoshoot
If you’re good with photoshop, you could always do something really outside-the-box like this family did. Trick the eyes and levitate!
28. Family Photoshoot by a Koi Pond
Check out this family’s candid photo overlooking a magical and charming koi pond! We love the idea of the location and the action as well.
29. Rainy Family Photoshoot
When the rain comes, grab the camera! There are so many wonderful shots you’ll be able to grab once the drops start to fall!
30. Christmas Lights Family Photoshot
You can make this quite beautiful or full of fun, but whatever the way you stage it – Christmas lights for the family Christmas cards are always a great idea.
31. A Decade Apart Family Photoshoot
Brothers and sisters make this idea the most tear-inducing of the bunch. Reenact a photo from the past … a decade apart!
32. Stacked Up Family Photoshoot
Stack up the entire family! It really is quite an adorable way to set up the family, especially when there are little ones involved!
33. Matching Outfits Family Photoshoot
Whatever the team, have everyone dress like they’re a key player! We love the symbolism and the fandom involved in this one.
34. Last Name Family Photoshoot
Highlight the family name in a unique ways. There are tons of different shots to get when you brainstorm!
35. Humorous Family Photoshoot
Add a little humor to your photoshoot. “Limit 5” could be the speed limit, or the amount of kiddos allowed in the family.
36. Baby Family Photoshoot
This one is easy and the set up is bound to happen when there’s a baby involved. Admiring the baby is a moment you’ll definitely want as a keepsake.
37. Disney Family Photoshoot
Disney family photoshoots … there’s an endless amount of ideas you can find. And this one we’re really swooning over.
38. Family Photoshoot in the Playroom
Have a little fun in the playroom with the kiddos! This is another great “at-home” idea to capture.
39. Pool Fun Family Photoshoot
Jumping in the pool or just splashing around, summertime fun is another great memory to capture of the family. Cannonball!!
40. Home Family Photoshoot
Don’t rule out the house. Family photos inside the family home can be quite magical and sentimental. Just look at this shot from KD!
41. Framed Family Photoshoot Idea
Just adding a frame to the mix could really make a fun difference. It creates a funky, contemporary vision and it’s so easy to do without a pro photographer on site.
42. Maternity Family Photoshoot
Take a sheet out of Hanna Mac‘s playbook and get super creative with your new member announcement. A little math can go a long way.
43. The Walking Dead Family Photoshoot
If you’re a fan of the show, bring that same theme into your family photoshoot. Use it for your Halloween party invitations or just a silly memory!
44. Family Reflection Photoshoot Idea
Grab your family’s reflection. Whether it’s a puddle or a grandiose mirror, it’s just another fun way to capture every member.
45. Baking Time Family Photoshoot
Here’s another at home idea that we’re loving. Grab everyone and get to baking in the kitchen – and have the photographer snap some photos!
46. Family Profiles Photoshoot Idea
You can always do a bit of photoshop magic with this idea too. Gather everyone’s profile and do something a bit edgy.
47. Kissing Family Photoshoot Idea
The kiddos may think it’s gross but the rest of the world will think this shot is oh so sweet! Get a bit romantic during your family portraits!
48. At the Fair Family Photoshoot
When the fair comes to town, grab a camera. This is the perfect time to snap some family photos and make some memories too.
49. Silhouette Family Photoshoot
Something a bit romantic and memorable, a family silhouette would be quite the beautiful addition to the living room mantle. And you can catch this one at Kristen Duke too.
50. Paint Fight Family Photoshoot
You’ll want to snag this idea from Kristen Duke too. We are absolutely loving the idea of this photoshoot, and love that you can keep the art long after the photos are captures.
Best Family Photoshoot Ideas – Your Choice
If you want to choose your favorite photoshoot idea, we think we’ve pretty much covered a ton of them so you can confidently present your ideas to the photographer.
Before you go forward with your photoshoot, make sure you’re on the same wavelength with your photographer so they’re comfortable with what you’re asking for and you’re comfortable with their own ideas.