Of all the memories we all hold on to, the ones we never learn to let go of are those of our family. They are the people who are there for you from Day 1, there by your side through your cuts and bruises, trials and triumphs. But there comes a day when we have to be independent, stand on our own two feet and move out of the nest, either for studies or for work or to build our own family.
Before leaving, why not make an awesome family portrait that will remind everyone that they are always in your heart.
While the regular family portrait is probably good enough, you certainly want to do something that is out of the ordinary, one that will easily crack a smile when it is looked at, or one that even nana will proudly show off to her bingo buddies.
To inspire you to make really special family portraits, we have prepared 24 awesome family portraits shot by photographers with an intriguing view of things. If you are the kind who never says no to family, you’ll probably enjoy this post as much as I did making it.
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Bold Family Portrait
Isn’t this family portrait too badass? Brace yourself, the request for your photo studio’s name from your friends and relatives are coming.
Source: Chris Nicholas, Matt Power, Becki Peckham
Bri, Joel & Indy
I’m amazed at how an impression could drastically change by just holding the photo frame in non-traditional way, and Kevin N. Murphy executed the idea perfectly.
Source: Kevin N. Murphy
Wanna take a family portrait even though the blessed one is still in the womb? A clever combination of vector shape and vibrant typography will do!
Source: HANNA MAC
Composite Family Portrait
A magic trick performed by Erick Christian! This is the portrait that will make visitors keep asking you how did you do it, whenever they visit.
Source: Erik Christian Photography
Family, a word that describes the most precious thing in the world.
Source: Marianne Wiest Photography
This is a fun way to put the family pet into the picture. Well, it’s funny for everyone except dad, I guess.
Source: Jonne Seijdel
A father holding a portrait of mother holding a portrait of daughter, I just love this inception-inspired trick!
Source: Jaroslav Francisko
Family of Dark Side
Spice up generic poses with iconic masks and be boring no more. The Dark Side has never looked so warm.
Source: Kessler Fotos
You just want to stare at this photo and think about how genuinely beautiful this idea is. It’s a must-shoot for the family!
Source: Beco G. Photography
Happy Father’s Day
A bit off-topic, but this is a wonderful shot for fathers with lots of angels (at least until they turn 16) in the house. Kiss attack!
It doesn’t require clear faces to make the portrait lovely, just a lovely family and their feet!
Your family lives inside of.. you?
Source: Ilyas Guertili
Inside Barber Shop
Sync the get-ups and leave the studio! With this kind of vibe going on, this family really rocked the barber shop.
Source: Dave Brosha
There are portraits that are larger than life, then there are those which are ‘lighter’ than life. Grab that kid before he floats off!
Source: Ansarov Studios
Mommy, Daddy, Me and Little Sister
Kisses all around for the family.
My Family and I
They all sure look alike, and the progression emphasizes their similarities.
Source: Martin Bennett
Our Family Portrait
Remember to take your camera into the family portrait as well; to most of us photographers, we treat it like a son anyways! The scene, the idea, I enjoy everything Capa12 has taken in this photo.
Ever thinking about shooting 2 creative family portraits into 1? This is one unique way, well executed by Roberta Taylor.
Source: Roberta Taylor
Well-placed sandals, a puddle of water, the right amount of light and there you have it, a reflection of your family portrait.
Source: FLIGRAFIE PHOTOGRAPHY
“Me and my family flying over Portugal :)”
2 + 2 = 4
Math has never looked so lovely than with this family portrait.
Source: HANNA MAC
The Combs Family
If you can hold your children tight, then this is the most fun memory you can shoot in a portrait!
Source: Kelsey J Gibbs Photography
The Bale Family’s Christmas
It requires an epic family with an epic dog to do this epic family portrait.
Source: Ho Hum Cards
Double-confirm that all your family members are human before you take any family portraits! Thumbs up for the facial reactions!
Source: Twisted Label Photography
Creative family portraits take longer to set up than regular ones, but you will be surprised with how the outcome will always put you in a good mood no matter when you revisit them. It sometimes even serves as the catalyst for you to save any severed relationships you have with your family.
That said, here’s a heartfelt thanks to all photographers that dedicate so much of their time to photograph and demonstrate how inspiring a family portrait can be.
Time for sharing! Have you ever done a cool portrait with your family before? What’s your favorite among these showcased pieces? Share with us!