7 Tips on How to Take the Perfect Family Photo – Toronto Photographer

May 25, 2022

The most magical time of your life is also the most exhausting. So much to do and so little time. Family photography is a perfect opportunity to capture all the moments of your lives, and the cutest photos of your little ones aren’t difficult to nail. All you need is a little bit of patience and some tips on how to make a perfect family photo. Read on to learn how to take a family photo that everyone in the family will love.

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The first step in taking a family photo is to look your best! Yes, yes, we’re totally aware that mom and dad are going to need to be presentable in order for their little ones to look their best as well. We’re just saying that you need to look your best so that Silvia can capture the best photos possible.

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Before you head out to take your family photos, it’s a good idea to have a plan in mind. This will help you get everything set up and ready to go before you head out the door. You want to be ready with a plan so that you don’t end up racing around the day of the shoot trying to get everything done on time. You want to make sure that you have plenty of time to get ready for the shoot and that you’re not rushing around trying to finish up all of your errands before the shoot starts. This will make your family photos much more successful. Take the day for the family photo shoot, and don’t worry about anything else.

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It may be nice outside on a nice sunny day, but it’s a lot easier to get a great family photo indoors. You don’t have to be limited by the weather conditions, which is nice if you have a time crunch or if you just don’t feel like standing outside in the hot sun for a few hours. Indoors also allows you to take advantage of any background you have available. So many people are too timid to take advantage of their home’s background, or they see it as an opportunity to get rid of all their stuff and create a blank canvas. But you can definitely use your home’s background to make your photos more interesting, especially if you have a large enough space.

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Finding a good location for your family photo shoot isn’t always as easy as it sounds. You want to find a good spot that works for you and your family because this will give you the best shot at creating great family photos. You may want to find a good spot in your backyard or the space near the pool. You may want to find a good spot near a park or in front of a historic building. There are tons of good spots in the city where we can take great family photos, and we will decide on a location together prior to your family photography session.

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Toronto beach family photography


When it comes to posing your family for a photo, you definitely want to take advantage of the fact that you have your little ones in the pose. They may not be able to walk, run, or skip in their very first steps, but they can pose! You may want to take advantage of your kids’ poses. But if we are doing outdoor family photography, candid photos look just as great. The kids can play around and the whole family can have fun together.

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You may think that you need to get your photos as quickly and thoroughly as possible, but you don’t! You don’t need to rush through your family photo shoot. You don’t need to feel rushed or pressured in any way. You need to take your time with your photos. You need to take the time to look around and take in your surroundings. You need to take the time to smile and beam at your loved ones. You need to take the time to be present and to really enjoy being in the moment with your family.


One of the best things you can do while posing for your family photos is to talk about what’s happening in the photo. This is one of those tips that could help you save time, but more importantly, it is a great way for you to enjoy the photo shoot and to make the photos more memorable. The kids will know what to expect, and they will feel like being part of the photo shoot. You don’t have to be a robot while posing for your family photos, so take the time to talk about the photo, and you’ll enjoy the experience much more.

Here are more blog posts in different locations in Toronto both outdoors and in-studio showing why you should hire a photographer to capture your beautiful family.

Family photo shoot at Scarborough Bluffs

Family and maternity photos at Scottsdale Farm

Family and cake smash photo shoot at Mint Room Studios

Family and cake smash photo shoot in The Solarium Studio

Family photos at The Evergreen Brickworks


There are a few ways you can book. You can book right online using this tab which leads you to my online booking calendar. However, not all available dates are on that calendar so if you need a different date, send me an email! You can reach me at hello@anchorstudio.ca

Anchor Studio Photography specializes providing a full service experience that starts with booking your session and ends with getting beautiful tangible heirloom products being displayed in your home. My style of soft, candid and timeless photos can be seen in all my maternitynewbornchild and family portraits in Greater Toronto Area, including Oakville, Mississauga, North York and Richmond Hill. If you are interested in booking a portrait session for your family, you can click here to book your session. I am now booking sessions for summer 2022, so don’t hesitate to get in touch soon!

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