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How to Pose Big Multigenerational Groups for Family Photos

How to Pose Big Multigenerational Groups for Family Photos

Big family photos are some of the most cherished items in anyone’s scrapbook. There is just something about having your entire family in one photo that makes you feel belongingness and joy that nothing else can compare. However, when it comes to posing big multigenerational groups for family photos, it can be quite a challenging task. In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to make your family photo session fun and manageable.
How to Pose Big Multigenerational Groups for Family Photos
Wide shots
Taking wider shots of the entire family spread out in a particular location can be a great way to capture everyone in the frame. The photographer can choose a location that complements the aesthetic of the family and then have everyone stand or sit in different positions around the location. This option can work best when your family has many members, and you don’t want to restrict anyone’s movement. It may also help to have a photography assistant nearby to help with any necessary rearrangement of the family members.
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Multiple Rows with People Kneeling or Sitting
Another excellent option for posing your multigenerational family photos is to have everyone stand in multiple rows with some people kneeling or sitting in front of the others. This option is useful for larger families and can create the perfect balance of everyone in the frame. The people kneeling can be kids, pets, or anyone shorter than the others in the photo.

Using Props Such as Benches and Stools
Props are much more fun for posing and can add more personality to your family photos. Benches and stools are excellent options to help break the monotony of a flat image. They create more options for posing, and it helps bring a contrast to the image. Props can be so much fun, consider choosing some that can represent your family. You could have matching hats or something that everyone can relate to.

Candid Photos of Family Members Interacting
While posed family photos look great, candid shots capture the fun and spontaneous moments that can make your family photo session even more special. You could try out different actions and activities such as walking or strolling in nature. They can add fun and romance to your images besides capturing your family’s deep love and joy. Capturing the little ones as they interact with their grandparents or parents will help bring alive those moments.
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Posing big multigenerational groups for family photos can be done with ease and less stress if one follows the steps above. While posed family photos remain evergreen, taking natural and candid shots of the family interacting is a great addition to make it more memorable. Don’t forget, the photos you take will remind you of the cherished memories you created with your family. So, bring your creative juices to the table and make it an experience worth remembering.

November 27, 2023

Nicole Erickson

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