Family Portrait Ideas-Feet
by Photo Tip Man
Family Portrait Ideas - Feet
One of my clients always comes up with creative family portrait ideas. She had seen this fun idea for a family portrait. We discussed it during our portrait consultation well before the day for the photography.
I chose a location that would have good portrait lighting because we were going to some more traditional family portrait poses as well. We did poses of the family and just the two girls in two different spots, as well as with the family dog.
The front steps of the clients home were perfect for the feet pose. It was late afternoon, so the sun was behind the house and my subjects were first posed in the front yard, using the open shade lighting from the sky. After the traditional posing we proceeded to the creative feet pose.
I posed them with mom and dad in the middle to create that hump-backed pose or "pyramid pose", using just there feet and brightly colored socks and shoes.
My family was giggling during this pose and I ended up shooting some photographs with all of their bodies showing as well. Everyone had fun, which always makes a great environment to get naturally happy expressions.