A creative idea for a family photograph is to hire a photographer to capture candid moments of the family at a park or the beach. Another idea is to take photos of the family in nice clothes as they play together in a light daytime rain shower.
A silhouette shot of the family is artistic, especially when paired with a vibrant sunset in the background. Individuals can utilize a field of wildflowers by taking shots of the family showing only their legs in the overgrowth. As of 2015, a popular photo choice is to take a large empty picture frame and take a photo with the parents holding the frame in the foreground while the kids are "inside" the frame in the background. Frames are an accessory that can be utilized in many kinds of shots in family sessions.
If the family has particularly young kids, photos of the parents playing games like peek-a-boo while under the covers produces pictures with many smiles. Taking shots in black and white of each member's profile and then stacking the shots from youngest to oldest has a vintage feel and shows off their similar features. Photos of a family's reflection in still water are also very artistic. If they family is expecting a baby, using a coming soon banner makes for a great announcement picture.