5 Family Portrait Ideas | Capturing Memories {Photography Ideas}

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Last Friday, I shared with you 5 monthly baby picture ideas and you guys loved them so much {thanks for your feedback on facebook, by the way} that I thought today we could take a look at some of my favorite family portrait ideas!

Pretty cool, no? And you don’t have to be expecting to take a picture like this. Get creative, play with the math, and you’ll see that you can come up with many different ways to configure a similar shot.

I like this one because, normally, family portraits are all about how much the parents love the children. It’s nice to see a picture that captures how much the parents love each other!

The caption on this image reads: “After 8 years of marriage… 4 times more love.” Those French people are so creative!

Ok. So this one isn’t exactly a ‘traditional’ family portrait, but you can’t deny that this series of 4 captured something special between these two. A simple way of capturing the bonds between mother and daughter or a great family portrait idea idea for single moms!!!

Not a ‘traditional’ family portrait either, but I LOVE it. I believe this is Jennifer Garner and her daughter Violet on a photo shoot a few years back. This is one I would definitely love to recreate!

Your homework this weekend:
Get creative and take pictures of you and your little ones {or baby bump} and post them on our Facebook page. We’ll pick our favorites and post them here next Friday!

Have a great weekend =)



image sources:
1- Hanna Mac Photography
2- pinterest
3- simplementscrap.fr
4- The Littlest Blog
5- pinterest
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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of ChicCheapNursery.com and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. We are headed to the grand opening of the new children’s garden at our local Botanic gardens tomorrow. Now I’m extra excited for the photo ops. Have a great weekend.

  2. These are all amazing. I love each and every one. The french photo with the quote is just too much – made me teary.

  3. Absolutely love the first picture idea. I would absolutely take a shot like that and display proudly on my desk at school!

  4. Rebecca says:

    These are all so clever! I love them and hope to recreate some with my family!

  5. I love these! They would be great Christmas card ideas as well! I’ve already shown my husband the French hands…we even have 4 kids, though mine are older and I’m sure the picture would be a bit more funky with all their crazy bracelets! But hey, that’s who we are!

  6. Hi I was wondering if you could help me find the original or a better quality photo of the jennifer and violet garner photo. I am looking to put this photo in my salon and want to blow it up. Do you know if this was for a magazine or any more info? When I search it your blog comes up the most with the photo. I’d appreciate any info! Thank you soo much! :)

    • @Nina, this image is part of a magazine photo shoot from a few years back. I tried to find the original source but I’ve had no luck. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.

      • Hi Nicole!
        I’m trying to track down the Jennier Garner image for a magazine in the States. I was wondering if you’ve had any luck in the past year tracking down the source for it?

  7. I LOVE this!! I am 24 weeks pregnant and trying to come up with some good ideas for pregnancy and family photos. Thanks for posting!

  8. kelly woods says:

    Hello, I would like to know if it’s possible to purchase a copy of the picture of Jennifer Garner and her daughter Violet. Thank you. Kelly Woods

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