Family portraits can be stressful. People are crying, no one wants to smile. I’ve started taking our own family portraits around the house, and it’s easier than you think!

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A few of my favorite tips:

  • Keep in simple
  • A camera with a timer
  • A “tripod” (I use a kitchen chair)
  • Your family
  • Mornings are best
  • Find a clean background

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