Family Photos Posing

A Guide to Posing for Your Family Photos

The key to taking genuine and authentic family photos is knowing how to pose in front of the camera.
If you’ve never taken professional family photos before or if you simply want to improve on your last session, here is some advice on how to pose that will leave you with exceptional images. These are just for your information. You certainly don’t have to remember them. I will be there to guide you the entire session.

Get Close
The last thing you want is a family portrait that looks stiff and awkward. The secret to creating a beautiful, intimate family photo is to get close. Snuggle up with the people you love if you want the best photos. If there are people of varying heights in the photo, take a few photos on the same level so that you can get your heads close together too.

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Keep it Natural
When you overthink posing, it takes away from the genuineness of your photos, which is why it helps to shoot your family photos in a setting where you’re all comfortable and where you can go about your lives as naturally as possible. For example, if you’re in an outdoor setting, take your little one for a walk. If you’re shooting at home, bake something together or snuggle up for a story.

Have Fun
Your photos always look more authentic when your family is genuinely having fun and laughing. Spend time talking about your favorite vacation or a memory that makes you all laugh out loud. These candid moments always make for the best photos.

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Use Your Surroundings
Very often, standing upright in the middle of a room or garden will make your photos look and feel stiff. Use your surroundings to make yourselves more comfortable. For example, if there’s a wall in the vicinity, lean up against it. If there’s a couch available, pose on that for a few shots.

Make Use of Props
If you would like to change things up a bit or give a younger child something to do, you can also always incorporate a few basic props into your photos to get a few non-standard shots. Check out my portfolio on how I’ve used props in family photos.

If you still have questions about your shoot and how to make the most of it, let me know and I will be happy to assist you with additional tips.

Christmas Mini Sessions | Houston Texas

Christmas Mini Sessions

It’s that time of year again!!!! It’s time for Little Wonders Portraiture to start booking our annual Christmas Mini Sessions.  This year we are beyond excited to offer in-studio sessions with an amazing background!  The background consists of both a back and a side to give more of a feeling of being in a room.  (See below for pictures.)

Sessions will be held on November 14th and November 15th in Kingwood, TX.  Each session includes 10 minutes of photography, 5 edited digital images, an online gallery, and a print release.  We will also be offering additional digital images for purchase as well as providing Christmas cards and other art or prints for purchase.

For more information and/or to book a session please visit our store.

Christmas Mini Session

Christmas Mini Session

Family Mini Sessions | Kingwood Texas

Family Mini Sessions

Little Wonders Portraiture is excited to be offering Family Mini Sessions this year for the holiday season!

These sessions are a great way to get those yearly updated family photos at a more affordable price.  Instead of Fall Mini Sessions, we opted to go without the fall decor so families could display their images year around.  The images from your session can be used for Christmas Cards, gifts, and/or beautiful wall or shelf art in your home.

The sessions are 10 minutes in length and come with 5 digital images, 1 8×10 print, an online gallery, and a print release.  Additional images will be available for purchase.  We will also make available our print/product guide for any art you may be wanting as well as our Christmas Card templates.

The sessions are scheduled for October 24th and 25th.  You can find more information and book at our store.  Please contact us if you have any questions by completing our contact form.

Family Mini Sessions

Family Mini Sessions

Houston Newborn Photographer | Baby Sloane

As a Houston Newborn Photographer, I get to photograph some of the most precious babies. Introducing precious baby Sloane. This sweet baby’s parents brought her to the studio at just 11 days old. She weighed 7lbs. and 2 oz at birth.

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Originally from Wisconsin, Sloane’s parents were thrilled to finally meet their baby girl. Married in March of 2018, after dating for seven years, they discovered they were pregnant in June of 2019. Sloane was born February 12th 2020. Sloane’s parents tell me that “nothing could have prepared us for the most wonderful thing in our lives”. “Our hearts were full of so much love and adoration from the minute she was born.”

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Baby Sloane was such a joy to photograph. Despite never falling into a very deep slumber we captured some beautiful images. I hope you enjoy viewing some of my favorite from her session.

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If you are interested in a session with the Houston Newborn Photographer, Little Wonders Portraiture, just complete our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Little Wonders Portraiture is professional, affordable and one of the best Houston Newborn Photographers in the area.

Glitter Mini Sessions

Little Wonders Portraiture is so excited to announce my Glitter Mini Sessions coming soon! What could be more fun for little girls? They will feel like a princess as they get to play in the sparkle. How often does a little girl get to twirl, toss and blow glitter bling while wearing a pretty dress?

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My Glitter Mini Sessions will be held on March 21st in Kingwood, TX at my home studio. Each session will include a 15-minute time slot, 5 digital images with print release, and an online gallery all for only $100. (Additional digital files and prints will be available for purchase.) Sessions are available for ages 3-10 due to the nature of the session. Girls will be asked to follow directions so the glitter does not get in their eyes, camera, etc.

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I recommend the girls wear pretty boutique-type dresses for their glitter mini sessions. If a visual is needed may I suggest searching glitter mini session on Pinterest and viewing the various photos posted by other photographers? The dresses my model, Macyn, is wearing are from Amazon and Gordmans in Atascocita….and very reasonably priced.

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I can’t wait to shoot all the little girls with the glitter!! Book a session today by visiting my store and signing up for a time slot.

If you have any further questions please email me at or simply fill out the contact form.

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