16 Best Family Beach Picture Ideas

Happy family moments are so important in life. If you’re heading to the beach this summer capture those moments with these 16 best family beach picture ideas. The beach has some of the best backdrops for gorgeous pictures, and taking great beach photos doesn’t have to be hard. It’s fun to do something different than just the standard “smile at the camera” shot. Enjoy these best family beach picture ideas to have a bit more creativity with your photos this year.

Include Interesting Subjects

Rather than simply photographing the landscape, try to include appealing subjects in both your foreground and background.

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16 Best Family Beach Picture Ideas

What to Wear

What you wear should complement the background of the photo. Keep your color choices lighter and more muted. One of the most popular colors you can wear at the beach is white. This is most effective if you want to take a picture with your family with the waves as your background or if the beach has white sand. White complements the color of the water and sand.

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Another idea is white and tan. If you want to push a more timeless look, each of your family members could alternately wear something that is of white and tan, respectively.

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16 Best Family Beach Picture Ideas

Be Creative with the Lighting

Use the golden hour! This is the hour just before sunset when the light is warmer and softer. It makes for the most gorgeous photo lighting!One creative lighting technique at the beach is to position the subject directly between the camera and the sun. don’t forget to turn off the flash for this to work. Don’t you just love the added effects?

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Write a Message in the Sand

Having a message written in the sand is a great image to add to your photo that can add a deeper meaning.

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Go for Candid

Go for candid photos. Emotions can be a great asset to a photo regardless of purpose. Besides, it’s a lot easier to capture candid shots of your children rather than convincing them to put on a pose.

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A playful shot: Let your inner child roam free as you play and have fun. Ignore the camera and create memorable shots.

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16 Best Family Beach Picture Ideas

Use Black and White

It’s lovely how the lack of color just brings you to a more nostalgic feeling, isn’t it?

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Posing

Some easy go-to posing ideas for at the beach are walking, family cuddle, tickle fight, dancing in the waves, digging in the sand, jumping in the air or off of something. You could have a friend or a photographer take a photo of your family jumping from a high point into the water.

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The most important thing of all is to just enjoy yourself and make memories along the way.

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