Are you looking for ideas for your upcoming family beach sunset portrait session? If so, you’ve come to the right place! This guide will provide you with our top tips on the best family portrait poses for your sunset or sunrise photo session on the beautiful beaches of Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast.
As a parent, nothing is more important than capturing beautiful family photos with your children that you can cherish for years to come. If you are looking for the perfect backdrop for a lasting family memory, a Florida Blue Mountain Beach sunset should be at the top of your list.
Melonie Marie is your one-stop-shop for all things family photography. We want to make sure your family photos turn out to be as gorgeous as they deserve to be. So, let’s get started.
Standing Poses for Family Portraits
The most classic family portrait pose is one where everyone is standing side by side in a row. This traditional pose is perfect for capturing the family’s bond and closeness. You can also play around with different variations of this popular pose. For example, you can have each family member hold their own sign with their name and age, or each person place their hand on the shoulder of the person in front of them. Or you can mix it up and have some family members standing and others sitting. Whatever works best for your family and the size of your group!
Sitting Poses for Family Portraits
Sitting poses are great for capturing more intimate and candid moments. We suggest sitting down in a circle so that your group looks cohesive, but also find ways to make the pose personal to your family. You can do this by having each family member hold a prop or doing a silly activity like playing instruments or building a tower out of blocks.
Walking Poses for Family Portraits
Walking poses are dynamic because they illustrate natural movement the body goes through during the process of walking. They help to convey a sense of rhythm, show how a character could move, and provide a more naturalistic image than a totally static pose. Additionally, these poses are also useful for artists to help them better understand the human form in motion and create art that conveys a meaningful sense of motion.
One of the things we love to do when photographing families is to Break Up into Groups. We will divide the family into smaller groups, such as sibling pairs, couples, or all adults. This will help capture individual personalities, as well as the dynamics among family members.
What else do we love? PROPS! And Hats! Props can be a great way to make your family portrait come alive and make it truly unique. Use props to reflect the family's interests or favorite items, or choose fun items to help the family interact while posing.
These two sisters stole mom and dads hats for some cute sibling photos!
Why do our clients love us? Because we harness "natural posing". As much as possible, we try to have the family members naturally interact with each other, instead of forced posing. Candid shots of real interactions can make for more realistic and memorable portraits.
To capture the beauty of a Florida beach sunset, it is important that you work with a photographer that knows the best time to begin and end your session. Melonie Marie Photography will be able to offer you advice on the ideal time of day to create the best light and atmosphere for your photos. Whether you are an early morning person or prefer the calming beauty of a sunset session, I will work within your schedule to provide an unforgettable family portrait adventure.
The perfect family portrait is just a call away. Contact Melonie Marie Photography today to begin planning your Florida, Blue Mountain Beach, sunset family photo session.
Melonie Marie is a Master Photographer with Professional Photographer of America. She has with over 20 years experience photographing fashion and family portraits. For more information about photography services, please complete the CONTACT US form and we will reach back out to you within 24 hours or drop us a text at 850-460-4437.