It's already Thanksgiving again! Since you'll probably be taking a lot of family photos this week we wanted to put together a few tips to get great group shots!
1. Get Close Together, Very Close Together
You want to make sure there is no open space between anyone in the photo. What does this mean? Have everyone pose comfortably then check the shot. Are there any awkward spaces between people? You'll want to make sure those spaces are closed, either by having people rearrange or stand closer together. Really simple, but really important. You want to look like you like eachother!
2. No Floating Hands
We all know those photos, the ones where there's a random hand around a waste or an arm that someone has forgotten to hug around someone. Make sure everyone's arms are intertwined evenly. Suggest for people to hold their hands on their neighbor's backs instead of around their waists.
3. Make Sure Everyone Matches
It's always a bummer to see a family photo, everyone looking great, and you're in the middle of a conversation, a sneeze, or just weren't ready for that shutter to go off. Take a look at everyone before you shoot, is everyone smiling? Does anyone have hair in front of their face? Does anyone's clothing look awkward?
They may seem simple, but putting these few tips to the test will help you snap those awesome family photos you'll love for years to come.
What's the most awkward family photo you've taken? We want to hear about it!
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