Tips for family photos with teens

Family photos with teens can feel like a daunting undertaking, but the value is just as special as photos in your early days as a family.

WHEN YOU SEARCH “FAMILY PHOTOS” ON PINTEREST, THE MAJORITY OF THE PHOTOS ARE WITH KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF TEN.

You may think –

  • Are family photoshoots just cuter when kids are still young? 
  • Maybe it’s just too hard to get our family together in the teenage stage of life?
  • Will they want to participate?
  • Is it worth it?
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The short answer is, YES. 

It is worth is to see the personalities of your children reflected as they grow.

It is worth it to embrace the last few years where you all live under one roof.

It is worth it to hear laughs and giggles of your teenagers in ten years as they reflect on how much they’ve grown physically and emotionally.

But you already know that.

HERE’S HOW WE KEEP IT EASY:

LOCATION

Choose a location where you feel most comfortable or your favorite place to spend time together. Your family personality will come alive in places you feel at home.

CLOTHING

Wear what makes each of you feel comfortable. No need to coordinate or insist on dressing up. Choose a general color palette or “vibe” and just then just allow your teens to embrace their own unique style.

CHOOSE AN ACTIVITY

Incorporating something you like to do together FOR REAL helps everyone loosen up and be themselves. Grab coffee together at a local shop. Do some fishing. Play basketball in the front yard. Make pizza. Or s’mores around a fire. It can be simple, as long as it’s YOU. There will still be directing involved, but incorporating activity allows for a little something special to break things up.

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If you have teenagers, consider the idea that photographs together as a family might be just as important now as they are in the early years.

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10/10/2019

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Tips for family photos with teens

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