What to Do, What to Do? Terrific Activities for Your Family Photo Shoot

October 03, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

The best way I know to stop a conversation dead in its tracks is to ask a new client what activity they'd like to do for their Family Photojournalism session.  Their breath stops, their eyes go wide, and they're suddenly unable to remember that they've ever interacted with their family, even one time, ever before in their lives.

Committing to a specific activity is the key to capturing the authentic emotions and relationships of your lives together.  But the choice is not always easy!

So here's help!

Let's break it down.

 

The Classics

When in doubt, or if this is your first photo shoot in the documentary style, you can't go wrong with one of these.  They're full of sweetness, every one, and details that will tug at your heart when the children are grown.

  • morning cuddle in the biggest bed
  • Saturday morning pancakes 021_Blythe_Artisan Edit021_Blythe_Artisan Edit
  • baking cookies (or any other favorite dessert)
  • bath time, with bubbles if you like
  • your bedtime routine

 

The Slice of Life

It's in these simple, close-to-home activities that documentary photography does some of its best work, revealing personalities and relationships just as they are from day to day.

  • folding laundry
  • giving haircuts
  • washing the car

 

The Seasonal

Perfect for any beloved annual tradition. DF1_7283DF1_7283

  • carving pumpkins
  • lighting the menorah
  • dyeing Easter eggs
  • celebrating Holi with colored powder
  • trimming the Christmas tree
  • playing in piles of autumn leaves

 

The Creative Masterpiece

Immortalize your amazing creations!  And the fun you had making them.

  • playing dress-up
  • making the greatest Lego construction ever seen
  • practicing the violin
  • making something - anything: paper snowflakes, rag blankets, bracelets, a pillow fort...you name it

 

The Sweet & Low

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  • reading a favorite book
  • making daisy chains
  • working in the garden

 

The Wild Child

Release their inner wild thing for a high-energy, unforgettable day.

  • blowing bubbles
  • playing with silly string
  • warrior face painting and Nerf sword battles
  • flying a kite
  • playing any sport at all

 

The Adventurers

Get out into the world and see what happens!

  • take a picnic to the park
  • visit the Lincoln Memorial
  • hike in a beautiful place
  • explore the National Arboretum
  • sell lemonade at a stand on the corner
  • go up in a hot-air balloon

 

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There are as many different ways to do a Family Photojournalism shoot as there are families.  Capture your family's routine to remember for a lifetime.  Or capture a day of delight and discovery.  As long as your family will enjoy being together, you really can't go wrong.  When you're engaged with each other instead of posing for the camera, everyone will feel more relaxed. We'll capture authentic interactions, and authentic love, in a set of photographs that your family will treasure forever. 

 

 

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