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12 Coolest Family Photo Ideas

 

Does the concept of family photos make you cringe? You know, the matchy-matchy clothes and forced smiles amidst toddler meltdowns and rising tempers?

Yes, family photos get a bad rep, but there are so many creative family picture ideas that really capture the spirit and style of an individual family. Here are 12 unique ideas to spark some family photo inspiration:

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  • Chalkboard Backdrop 1 of 12
    Chalkboard Backdrop
    Oh the power of chalkboard paint.
  • Yearly Family Photos 2 of 12
    Yearly Family Photos
    This family took one photo every year for over 30 years, and the finished product is astonishing.
  • Dear Photograph 3 of 12
    Dear Photograph
    This is one of my favorite ideas ever, especially if you have your kids playing in the shot while holding up an image of you/your partner playing in that same spot decades earlier.
  • Quirky Like You 4 of 12
    Quirky Like You
    Because not every family photo has to be a serious affair.
  • Show Your True Selves 5 of 12
    Show Your True Selves
    This incredible family photo shoot (which shows a family painting a canvas while running and laughing in an open field) really captures their energy and spirit.
  • Time Stands Still 6 of 12
    Time Stands Still
    While most family photos are all about the love for the children, this creative idea captures the stability and love of mom and dad.
  • Casting Shadows 7 of 12
    Casting Shadows
    A unique way to capture the family
  • Family Reflections 8 of 12
    Family Reflections
    Another smart way to take the family photo.
  • Young Me Now Me 9 of 12
    Young Me Now Me
    Another one of my favorite ideas: Recreate a photo from your childhood or even your parent's childhood to show the strength of family ties.
  • Silhouette Shots 10 of 12
    Silhouette Shots
    A beautiful, timeless family photo idea.
  • Get Wild 11 of 12
    Get Wild
    How can you not smile when passing by this family photo?
  • Create a Scene 12 of 12
    Create a Scene
    How great would it be to add a couple of kids flying through this scene?

1. Hanna Mac Photography

2. See the full progression at Pinterest/Linsey H

3. Dear Photograph

4. SnOOp

5. Ryan Ray Photography via I Am a Poser

6. Sharaya Mauck Photography

7. Caroline Tran

8. Liz LaBianca Photography

9. Young Me Now Me

10. Pinterest/Ashley Davis

11. The Lowe Family News

12. One Eye Click

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