The time is fast approaching when families will gather to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It's also the time of year when many families take their annual holiday photo card portrait. Since we get so many compliments on the photos we feature each year on William Arthur Holiday Photo Cards, we decided to use some of these sample images to illustrate six helpful tips for taking great family photographs this Thanksgiving.
(Right photo:) ARRANGEMENT. Be comfortable with asking your subjects to move around to create a visually interesting arrangement. Getting folks seated helps relax them and gives options for people to sit on chair arms and allows others to stand behind them. Note how these chairs are turned toward each other, uniting the parents, with the children dispersed comfortably between them.
(Right photo:) FOCAL POINT. When photographing a multi-generational group, it can be nice to put elders in the center, with family sub-groups surrounding them.
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Photo credits: Photos 1-2: Kate Oelerich; Photo 3: Sharon Peavey; Photo 4: Chris Smith; Photos 5- 6: Kelly Roy; Photos 7-8: Paige Brown.