Whether you’ve booked a family vacation photoshoot or you’re looking into it, we wanted to provide you with some helpful tips to capture the perfect photos! Vacations are all about letting loose and having a good time– your photos should convey that!
Below are 5 great tips for taking great family vacation photos.
Let Your Hands Accentuate the Photo
What does this mean?, you may be wondering. Fair question! We find that, on many shoots, folks have no idea what to do with their hands. We want your vacation photos to look as natural as possible, so a great tip is to let your hands accentuate the photo. This could be as easy as looking away from the camera and pointing your hand as if you’re looking at something in the distance. Or, you could look up with your hand above your eyebrows as though you’re shading the sun to see something incredible. You can also use props to give your hands something to do during a photoshoot– whether it’s holding balloons, throwing something in the air, or tossing a frisbee, there are plenty of options to spice up a photo!
Try Taking Photos Mid-Step
Another great tip for your family vacation photos is to capture action moments. Step, skip, hop, jump– have fun and move around! This will create further interest and make for some hilarious moments for sure. Action photos also act as a great distraction for those who may be nervous or shy about having their picture taken.
Ignore the Camera
We know, easier said than done! But the best way to capture the best and most genuine moments on your family vacation is to ignore the camera! Truly act as if nobody’s watching– dance, play, jump in the water, do whatever pleases your heart and soul! We find that our clients treasure photos of candid moments the most.
Add a Pop of Color
Nothing ruins a batch of family vacation photos more than dull colors! You’ve hired a photographer, now is not the time to be shy! Wear that bold pop of red or yellow– mix stripes with solids– have fun with it! Photos with pops of color make for great canvas prints that you can pepper throughout your home to remind you of your favorite vacations!
Hire a Vacation Photographer!
The greatest tip we can give you is to hire a professional vacation photographer! The folks at Local Lens are trained in capturing the genuine, candid moments that you may not otherwise be able to photograph yourself. Forget the tripod and self-timers– leave it to the experts!