Truth be told I probably drive my kids nuts at Christmas, snapping pictures of each and every moment of the day. The camera is always in hand as the spontaneous opening of that perfect gift, the interaction among siblings, the smiles of beautiful grandchildren, are flashes of time meant to be captured.
But a tradition that began a few years ago has become a must for me too. Each year, my adult children and their 'new' families are posed before the tree for their annual portraits— like it or not.
Generally, I've been pleased with the final results; after all, I obviously can't imagine more photogenic subjects. However, this year I've been wondering if there may be some tips that will perhaps help perfect the practice. So, here are some sites I found explaining how to pose picture-perfect family portraits:
DPS Posing Guide for Photographing Groups of People
Improve Photography Posing Tips for Group Portraits
photofocus How to Pose Groups
Ultimate Photo Tips Family Portrait Poses
The Portrait Photographer
Photography Concentrate Stress-Free Posing: Family