Fun Family Photo Ideas


Instead of heading out to an expensive photographer to capture your family photo try these Fun Family Photo Ideas and use Shutterfly to capture and display beautiful memories.

These fun poses for the family will be great to create a gallery wall or send gifts.

My family and I have never been to a professional photographer to take our photo but we have lots of great pictures hung around our home. We usually set up our camera on a tripod or ask my mom to come over and snap a few pictures for us.

Not only do we create beautiful keepsakes to hang on the wall or give as a gift, we create fun memories in our own home while capturing every laugh and smile throughout the fun family poses. Taking the photos at home helps us to feel more comfortable and more natural since there isn’t a stranger telling us to say cheese!

The most important elements when taking photos at home are the lighting and the background. Try to find a place in your home that offers natural light but if this is not possible, you could always pick up a cheap flexible desk lamp with a bright daylight bulb fairly cheap for these occasions.

Fun Family Photo Ideas

I snapped this photo of my mom and daughter, they are both so beautiful, aren’t they? I had them stand in front of an empty wall lined their faces up side by side and brightened the scene with a daylight bulb. I repeated this in a photo of myself and my daughter, attempted to do this with my dog as well, and headed outside for a fun camo picture of my husband and daughter.

The idea behind these photos was to create a wall collage with 5×5 photos from Shutterfly, this is what the finished product looks like hanging on my wall.

Fun Family Photo Ideas

We had a lot of fun posing for pictures and choosing how we wanted to display them. We took a lot of photos and found many different ways to display them. My favorite item we received from Shutterfly is now the focal point of a main wall in my livingroom.

Fun Family Photo Pose Ideas

I love being able to choose how I want my photos arranged and adding monograms, quotes, names, or anything I want to personalize my family photos. This framed canvas offers everything I wanted in a family collage.

Another favorite home decor item I picked up at is this table runner personalized with our last name and favorite family photos.

table runner

The glass plate we picked up from Shutterfly looks great on the table runner. It’s the perfect place to collect all of the little things that seem to accumulate around the house and it’s a great unique way to display your favorite photo.


For that photo, we layed down on the floor and had my mom snap an aerial shot, I like the wood background and it gives us a new angle for a unique photo.

Another great family photo idea is perfect for families of three, my husband and I stood on each side of my daughter and took a picture of us kissing her cheeks. This one turned out perfect because we couldn’t see my daughter’s reaction until after the photo was taken and I may have encouraged her to smile if I had seen it but I love the way it turned out.

Family Photo Pose Ideas

Save yourself some money and try these fun Family Photo ideas for your next photoshoot and be sure to save even more on prints, home decor, gifts, cards, and so much more at

Does your family get professional photos done or do you take them at home? Tell me about it, I would love to hear how your family creates memories!


  1. Robin+Rue+(@massholemommy) says:

    Those are really fun ideas for family pictures. You guys are a fun family – I love how all your pics came out.

  2. I LOVE that table runner! That would be SO cool to do for christmas!! Family photos are my favorite photos!

  3. Family photo time is so important! I love this!

  4. Those are such cute ideas! Family photos are the best for displaying.

  5. These are such great ideas for family pictures! I love how they all came out. I haven’t had any pics taken of the family yet this holiday.

  6. Aww, I love that collage. I’d love to have a framed canvas with family photos like that. Yours are adorable!

  7. Cute photos. I love the idea of a photo table runner. It would be a great conversation starter.

  8. Awww what fun and cute photo ideas. I need to get some better lighting to take indoor photos. I love all of yours.

  9. You have a very wonderful family. It is great to add more fun and creativity to your family photo.

  10. I lovethe one with you and your husband kissing your daughter’s cheeks! That is precious!

  11. Fun poses! It’d be even better with a professional photographer-and a professional can give you great ideas for more poses too. The cheek kissing picture is the cutest.

  12. What cute ideas. You have a beautiful family. My favorite would be the one where you are both kissing your daughter.

  13. That table runner is so neat. I had never seen something like that before. That’s a great family keepsake.

  14. These are fantastic photo ideas. I love my photo wall. I need some updated pictures to add to it.

  15. These are some really great ideas. We haven’t done holiday photos yet, will use some tips you suggested.

  16. I would love to have a photo of my family all dressed up together. It would make a perfect gift too!

  17. Awesome. Would love to do something like this too!

  18. We haven’t had family photos in several years but probably will soon. My husband is a professional photographer so he’s always taking other people’s family photos.

  19. Your family photos all turned out to be so beautiful. I love being able to look back on family pictures!

  20. Awww…these are heat family pics ideas!!! I don’t have a husband or kids so I don’t really do family pics. Booooo, LOL!!

  21. These photos are so cute! I love family pictures and it is always good to have some tips on hand for photo options!

  22. What a lovely post, great idea!!! The family photos look amazing, this is definitely a great options and be able to take photos at the comfort of our home ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. What a lovely post, this is a great idea!!! The family photos look amazing, this is definitely a great options and be able to take photos at the comfort of our home ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. We take our family photos at home, much much cheaper that way. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always loved collages. Yours is really a nice one.

  25. This really helps. I never know what poses to do for photos. We need more family photos.

  26. Bonnie+@wemake7 says:

    We used to get them done professional but It always seem so plain in a studio so now we don’t do them at home and outside instead.

  27. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg what cute family photos!!!!!! And that runner omg… Just love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. I really like your framed collage with the monogram on it. You did a great job!

  29. These photos are so beautiful, what great memories you are creating. Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. I love “homemade” photos even more than the professionally done ones and I am semi-professional photographer ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yours look so natural and emotional!

  31. I love your family photos! Your photos look full of love!

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