I have always loved Easter and all it stands for. The beginning of Spring the newness of life as the world wakes from its winter nap, warm temperatures and longer days once again become reality.
This year more than ever we need to keep our traditions alive. Obviously we can’t celebrate every aspect of the holiday. No extended family meals, egg hunts or church. One tradition we can keep, I challenge and encourage you to do; is take a family Easter photo this year.
Today I want to offer 5 tips to get that nice family photo. I even encourage you to get it printed when you can safely and display it prominently in your home as a reminder of what your family has been through this season of your life. Also, post it on social media so that every year it will pop up in your memories section.
Mom, make sure everyone has a clean face and put your make-up on, it will make you feel better and you will be less judgmental of your photo.
Do your best to make sure the phone or camera is sitting straight and not tipped to the side. Try using a book to set it on. Step back and look at the book is one side higher than the other. Fold some paper and put it under the low end. Center the camera in the middle of the book.
Mind your background. Are there trash cans, cars or unsightly bushes and trees behind your family? If you can move the object do it; otherwise shoot from a different angle or different spot. Take a quick glance, does Dad have a tree growing out of his head, maybe shift everyone to the right or left a bit.
Step back to get everyone in the picture. The farther back you step the more of the background you will get. If you want a closer shot of the family try having everyone snuggle in a bit closer. Try to have everyone connected. Place an arm on people in the front, snuggle in together.
Tip # 5
GET IN THE PICTURE!
I can’t stress this enough. Most phones and cameras have timers. Use it. Decide where you will be in the picture, get everyone situated, allow enough time on the timer for you to move quickly to get in the photo but not so long that everyone starts getting confused waiting for it to go off. It may help to have one person do a count down so that everyone knows when to look at the camera. For some fun outtakes have your phone or camera take 3 to 5 pictures continuously. Who knows you may even like those better than the staged one. Take a serious everyone looking at the camera picture then a silly one. Be creative. Have fun. And of course don’t forget the pets.
I hope these tips help you get your annual family photo. I would love to see them. Post in comments and hashtag with #easterphotos2020. I will share them on my Facebook and Instagram page.
About the author:
Cindy Brown is the owner/photographer of Beauty Revealed Photography, based out of Owensboro Kentucky.
I am a professional photographer that offers families the unique opportunity to completely be themselves in front of the camera. It is my genuine pleasure and honor to be entrusted with the opportunity to photograph your family as it is right now and freeze that moment as a memory forever. I strive to show the beauty of your family being your family.
The result is heirloom pieces and exceptional service that captures once in a lifetime moments to fill you with feelings of pride and love. With a newborn, child or family portrait session at Beauty Revealed Photography I will help you create priceless heirloom, wall art that suits your cherished memories. Moments that when revisited recapture the awe and wonder you felt when you first held your little bundle of promise or the massive love and pride you have for these children.