We’re not a professional photographers, but folks who visit our home and see the pictures on our wall always rant and rave at the top-quality photos we have scattered about. It has taken several years of family pictures to come up with some key practices to taking good family photos. We want to share with you a tradition that we’ve kept for years, and we’d like to hear yours in the comment section.
Here’s what we do…
- We rely on a good camera. We own a Canon EO5 Rebel T2i. It’s sort of top-of-the-line amateur camera. It hurt taking the plunge to buy it a year ago, but we have not regretted it one bit. The memories that a good camera captures is worth it.
- We take our pictures every year at the same time. We do all our profile pictures the morning of our Birthday Bash. It has become a tradition. The house is clean and the kids shower in the morning, and I take them outside for individual pictures (see below). I then touch them up in iPhoto and send them to our local 1-hour-photo at Walmart. I pick them up before our party.
- We keep the 8×10’s in the picture frame. We have each of our child’s yearly profile picture in the 8×10 frame. It is a joy to pop them open and reminisce of how the kids have changed. We love to compare the current baby with the baby pictures of the older kids. What a joyful time we spend in the living room today — usually the hour before 150 people show up for the party.
- We display their yearly pictures. Their pictures are on the wall in our living room, easy for visitors to see right when they walk in. We make copies for the grandparents and send them through the mail.
So those are our practices to awesome photos. How about you? What do you do to take those memorable pictures? Share your ideas in the comment section below…