What to bring to your family photoshoot

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

Personality is at the heart of what makes our shoots unique. We want to capture those unique characters and we need your help to do it!

What personal items will you bring?

From avid bookworms to future England strikers, let their uniqueness shine through. Be sure to pack plenty of personal items to use during your shoot, here are some ideas to get you started...

Family activities

Family shoots should reflect WHO your family is, and be unique to your characters. Your personal items should include things that say ‘This is us!’

Family time is precious and we treasure the moments spent together. Be it long walks in the woods, competitive games of Monopoly or simply sharing a meal, it's the times we're together that we treasure.

Have a think about things you all enjoy doing together. Family activities could include:

  • Gardening

  • Camping

  • BBQs

  • Sports

  • Crafting

  • Baking

  • Reading

  • Collecting things

  • Playing Musical Instruments

  • Shopping

  • Gaming

  • Travel & culture

  • Food

What do they love?

Your family members may all have different hobbies and interests. Whether they're the creative one, the book worm, the sporty one or the musician we'll celebrate what they love.

Great props for kids include:

  • Toys & Teddies

  • Musical Instruments

  • Bubbles

  • Art & Crafts

  • Sports

  • Costumes/Fancy Dress

  • Dance

Still, struggling for ideas?

The best thing about a photograph is that it never changes, even when the people in it do. We want to press pause on this magical time in your family's life. We all know they grow up too quickly so let's savor some of those unique childhood memories.

Use their current obsessions to guide your choices. Perhaps you recently went on a holiday to Spain and your little girl has announced she's destined to be a flamenco dancer? Then dig out the maracas and fan you bought and the gift shop - olé!

Maybe you visited a farm and your toddler is determined to grow up to be a tractor driver? Bring their box of farmyard toys and inspire their imagination.

We can't wait to see what your family brings in!

If you're still struggling for ideas our team are always here to help! You can get in contact with your photographer by calling 0117 909 8985. Alternatively, head over to our Instagram or have a browse through our galleries.


We are the leading portrait studio in the southwest and we want to make a portrait that will warm your heart and fill you with joy