The Best Family Portrait Poses

Central Park family portrait for an article on the best family portrait poses

Strategies for looking natural in front of the camera as a family

As you know, I am not a fan of stiff, boring poses. I would much rather let my portrait subjects be free to be themselves in front of my lens. That said, it is sometimes difficult to get people to look and feel natural while being photographed. So in this week’s blog post, I reveal how I structure a shoot and give you my list of my best family portrait poses that are guaranteed to get a relaxed smile out of any family member.
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How to Get Your Kids to Look Into the Camera

Family posed for article on how to get your kids to look into the camera

I can’t take credit for this, but at a recent family portrait with the O’Donovan family, Rory revealed to me the ultimate lesson in how to get your kids to look into the camera. I’ll be using this little tip for every family portrait going forward. A tiny trick for maximum camera eye contact in today’s blog post.

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Toddler Portrait Tips

Family swinging little girl for an article on toddler portrait tips

Your little ones are growing up so fast! They will always be your precious darlings, but they’re probably at their most photogenic between the ages of one and three. If you’ve got a wee one and are looking to schedule a photo session, then I have some toddler portrait tips for you.

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A First Birthday Portrait, Plus Tips on Using Props in Family Portraits

First birthday portrait in Central Park

Saturday was a complete washout, here in New York City.  Friday, on the other hand, started off beautifully, and it was a great day for Nicholas’ first birthday portrait. Find out all the details from our Central Park shoot, plus get some tips on using props in your family portrait.

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A Central Park Family Portrait, or How to Get Natural Smiles Out of Children

A Central Park family portrait to accompany an article on how to get natural smiles out of children by NYC family photographer, Kelly Williams

So you’re a parent, and summer is here.  One of your goals this season is to get some great photos of your kids.  But despite the sunny weather outside, you can’t seem to capture the natural joy that was there a minute ago when the little ones were running around in the backyard.  Want to photograph their grinning faces like a pro?  Here’s how to get natural smiles out of children, little and big.

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How to Take the Best Family Photos

Family fun beside the lake by NYC family photojournalist, Kelly Williams, for an article on how to take the best family photos

I hope you are all having a great start to your week!  Monday is over, so we only have the weekend to look forward to.  On that happy note, I wanted to share with you a few tips I have developed over the years for how to take the best family photos.

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