It is not every day that families get together to have formal family pictures taken. This is especially true when children grow up and move out the house. When it comes to extended family pictures that include spouses, children, and even grandparents, it may only happen once or twice in a lifetime. Regardless of the frequency with which your family has family pictures taken, it will always be costly.
Although costs for family photo packages vary by photographer and the contents of each package, if a family can get a comprehensive package for 250 dollars or less, that is a bargain! This means that most high quality family picture sessions will cost at least 300 bucks; and given the fact that your family does not have their picture taken often, you want to be certain that you choose the most appropriate family picture ideas for your family.
While every family wants to make sure that their money is well spent and that they hire the best photography services their money can buy, few give enough thought to the small details that could make a significant difference. For instance, everybody wants to look their best for the photo, so their first instinct is to dress in their favorite outfits. However, this is one of the biggest mistakes that families make. If family members are free to choose their favorite outfits, it should be obvious that the combinations of reds, purples, bright greens, stripes, and polka dots are not only going to clash with each other, but with the background, as well.
To avoid such a disaster, it is best for family members to get together and decide on a single color that each of them will wear to the session. This will prevent colors clashing and make the job of the photographer easier when it comes to recommending appropriate backgrounds. In fact, some of the most attractive family pictures have resulted from family members dressing in bright white shirts and dark blue jeans. Just remember the purpose of the photo, and that it may be the only time that many families ever get to have their picture taken together. After all, it is about the faces and personalities of each family member, not about showing off their trendy new shirts and blouses.