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Give Them Props: Fun Family Photos!

Posted By Jessica G On September 19, 2012 @ 1:00 pm In Photo Tips | 4 Comments

Everyone loves candid shots, they’re a great way to capture the everyday moments, as well as the unexpected ones, but there’s just something special about posing for a family portrait. Whether your portraiture includes kids only, your immediate family unit or encompasses extended family members, adding props are a great way to add that extra special element.

Here are some fun ideas to prop a family photo:

Animal Friendly
Pets are a big part of the family, so if you can arrange everyone around the family dog, cat, iguana, etc, add them to the portrait.


Image via Pinterest here [1].

Spell It Out
Use letters, phrases and/or symbols to express sentiment, seasons, etc!


Image via Pinterest here [2].

Pop of Color
Add bright bursts of color to the background with balloons, confetti, etc to add a cheery feel (And add even more pop with a colorful personalized Petite Lemon [3] tshirt!)


Image via Petite Lemon [3].

Dress Alike
Whether everyone is in the same color, wearing the same pattern, or in personalized Tshirts, dressing alike adds an extra element of cohesiveness to your tight knit clan.


Image via Petite Lemon [3].

Chalk It Up
Use chalk to draw your background for a very unique, artsy take on the family photo.


Image via ModernParentMessyKids.com [4].

And if you want to take your propped family photo beyond the traditional picture frame, consider turning your portrait into a cool wall decal [5] from Shutterfly.

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[4] ModernParentMessyKids.com: http://www.modernparentsmessykids.com/2011/09/jazzing-up-your-photos-with-sidewalk.html

[5] wall decal: http://bit.ly/ykFvLH

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