Family Photos That Are All About Fun

Having been lucky enough to work as a family photographer on the Gold Coast, I‘ve come to believe that the key to capturing the best family images is fun. Family photos are about getting your feet wet at the beach, sharing jokes at a sunny park, jumping on the bed at home, exploring a rock pool, or holding hands on a long walk.

Family photography sessions should be taken in a place where your family feels comfortable. Somewhere where you can relax and be yourselves. If that’s mucking around in your own backyard, enjoying a walk at the local nature reserve or running around at your favourite park – I’m there! I want your photography session to be full of laughter and, hopefully, become a precious memory in itself. If you don’t have a location in mind, I can help you find the perfect place for your family.

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Where do we take the photographs?

Wherever you like! Family photography is fantastic both in and around your home or at a favourite beach or park. If you’re unsure where you’d like your photos taken I can suggest some great locations around the Gold Coast that will suit your family.

How long does the family photography session take?

There is no strict timing, but as a guide family photography sessions usually last for about an hour. Family photography sessions are usually quite active – we’ll move around to a few areas and let your children play and run around.

What should we expect on the day?

The photo shoot itself will be very relaxed. My approach is casual, capturing mostly candid moments, but also a few of the favourite smiling at the camera poses. I find that the best photos usually occur when capturing natural interactions and expressions. I will gently guide you with posing to help you feel comfortable and look your best.

Every session is unique – from fun or adventurous to quiet and reflective, your family will be captured beautifully and you’ll go home knowing you have images you will cherish.

What should we wear?

This is entirely up to you! You can be casual and relaxed or use this as an opportunity to get dressed up in your favourite clothes. To ensure you get the best photos, I recommend avoiding clothing that is plain white, or has logos, characters or lettering, as this will draw attention away from your face.

If you’re planning on having photographs with the whole family together, try to wear complementary colours instead of having everyone matching.  Ultimately, choose outfits that you all feel comfortable in.

What should we bring?

Bring along anything that your child is into – a favourite toy, blanket or accessory will help them relax, enjoy the session and, most importantly, have fun! If your child wants to wear their tutu or red gumboots, that’s fantastic! It will all add to capturing the personality of your family.

Don’t forget the necessities! Be sure to pack anything your children usually need such as nappies, wipes, drinks, snacks etc. 

When willI I see my photos?

Your photos will be ready to view usually about two to three weeks after your session date. I’ll let be in touch as soon as your gallery is ready and provide you with log-in details to see your beautiful photos.

Where can I see your recent work?

Have a look at my Facebook page and my Instagram.

I look forward to meeting your gorgeous family!


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Family Photographer, Gold Coast – Erin Winsley Photography