Don’t worry about poses. Whether you want formal portraits, informal poses or fun family poses, your photographer should be able to direct you to produce natural looking shots where you all look your best. If you’ve seen some ideas in a book or on the internet, by all means take those along and share them with your photographer.
What to Wear?
What you wear can make a big difference to the overall look & feel of your family portraits. The goals in helping you select clothing are:
So what IS the best thing for people to wear for your family portrait sitting?
I get asked for tips on this a lot by clients. People “hear” funny things about what they should or shouldn’t wear for their portraits and show up in the strangest things that sometimes make you shake your head and say “what were they thinking?”
Here are some of my recommendations on what to wear for a family portrait session
There's more information in my free guide.
If you are a photographer yourself you might also be interested in this post Getting Your Shots in Focus