Best Family Photographers in Austin
Family pictures have the power to take you back to an exact moment in time. Family pictures remind you of how you looked before and also remind you exactly how you felt at that moment. They take us back in time. They’re a wonderful way to reminisce. Also, they are a part of our heritage. In the future, grandchildren and great-grandchildren may someday ask to see photos of the family. Having the these photos brings the family together again as they look back on their lives.
Silver Bee Photography
3116 Rippling Creek Ct,
Austin, TX 78732
I love telling the story of a family through photography. Whether it’s an annual Christmas photo, school pictures, or a new little one, Silver Bee Photography will customize your photo session to fit your family’s unique personality. When it comes to photography I believe natural is best. Photography shouldn’t be about strict postures and stiff smiles. There should be freedom to it, which is why I love for families to have fun and be themselves during the shoot. I pride myself on being a family lifestyle photographer. -silverbeephotography.com
Zesty Orange Photography by Olesya Redina
8701 W Parmer Ln Suite 1119,
Austin, TX 78729
Fine art newborn and family, a boutique photography studio in Austin, TX, and surrounding area. We specialize in offering top-of-the-line, archival-quality hand-picked products. Award-winning, newborn safety posing certified Austin Portrait photographer. – zestyorangephoto.com
Noëlle Westcott Photography
My lifestyle sessions involve corny jokes, goofy faces, dancing, bear hugs, staring contests, thumb wars, tickling and lots and lots of open-mouth-laugh-out-loud-kind-of-silliness and joy. My goal is to make you comfortable and to have a good time. Beautiful, authentic, and emotive pictures are just a result. Plus, as an add-on, I offer to design and print an affordable keepsake photo album for ya! Does this sound like what you are looking for? Then let’s do this! – noellewestcott.com
Sasha G Photography
Austin, TX 78739
Welcome, my name is Sasha Grodzinskiy and I consider myself truly fortunate to be a photographer. It is an honor and privilege that so many families trust me with their newest bundles, to document this wonderful time in their lives. I am an Austin-based premier Newborn and Child photographer with an emphasis in Maternity and Family Photography as well. – sashagphotography.com
Hi! I’m Ziem, an Austin-based newborn and family lifestyle photographer. My work can be described as candid, classic, yet unexpected moments which capture the authentic joy and personality of each individual client. I live in Westlake with my husband and our two young daughters who have hearts bigger than Texas. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, and exploring culinary gems with my book club, discovering new music, and simple joys. – ziemphotography.com
Captured Austin Photography
I’m an Austinite of almost two decades, a west Texas native, Texas Longhorn, a single mom of two humans and one semi-human dog, an introvert, coffee-obsessed lake rat. My photography journey began in high school on the yearbook committee, but I didn’t get serious about it until my younger child was about two. I discovered that sometimes you can take a photo of someone and see their soul. That’s my baby in the bathtub, and this remains one of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken because when I look at it, I can see HER. Creating these images is my passion; for a parent, these are absolutely priceless. – capturedaustin.com
Lindsay Herkert Photography
5205 Eagle Trace Trail,
Austin, TX 78730
Lindsay is an award-winning, published, natural light photographer with over 9 years of experience. Based in Austin, TX, she specializes in photographing families, maternity, and newborns. Lindsay serves the greater Austin area, including Bee Cave, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Georgetown, Lakeway, Leander, and Pflugerville. – lindsayherkert.com
With over 20 years of experience in creating luxurious, heirloom portraits, my portrait experience strives to serve every aspect of your photo session. From the beginning, with our in-home consultation where we get to know each other better, we’ll work together on outfits for your photo session, and then on the day of, you’ll have a hair and makeup stylist on-site before your session; you can rest assured that all of your needs will be taken care of. – jamapantel.com
Melanie Wright Photography
Ever since I was a little girl I was obsessed with recording moments. Big, small, significant or insignificant – I captured them all with my tiny film cameras and have albums upon albums of the world through my child lens. As I grew my passion for capturing those moments evolved with time, from working in the darkroom and developing film to the digital landscape that we all know now, one aspect of what I do has never waivered – my love for documenting it all remains true. Honing in on Senior Photography, Families, Brands, and Micro Weddings I’ve found my place in the world of photography. Putting you at ease is my initial goal and then narrating your story through my lens in a beautiful and authentic way is my mission. – melanie-wright-photography.com
Paige Wilks Photography
I am a homeschooling mother of two and wife to an amazing husband. These three people inspire me daily and influence my work. Watching my children change + grow, watching the bonds between my kids + my partner, and sitting here realizing how fast it all goes by… These are the moments that provide fuel for my passion, and they are what guide me during my sessions. I want to capture those moments for your family, the moments that make your heart skip a beat. I want you to walk away from our time together with beautiful artwork for your home that represents your story and reminds you of all the beauty + chaos of your own beautiful life.- paigewilks.com
What to Wear for Family Portraits
Wearing the wrong colors in a family portrait can be haunting. Those photos are usually found years later in a forgotten closet, and instead of reminding you of the good times in your family’s history, they only point out the wardrobe mistakes of your past. Choosing the right colors can make your family portrait the treasure it was meant to be. We suggest wearing clothes from the same color palette but aren’t exactly the same to keep your family portrait from looking too “matchy-matchy.”
Dressing your family in colors that blend keeps the focus of the photo on the family rather than their outfits. When dressing in the same color palette, make sure there is a contrast between bottoms and top. If everyone wore khaki pants with khaki tops, your photo would be a sea of khaki and your family portrait would not very interesting. In addition to blending your colors, try to wear clothing that expresses each family members personal style. This will add interest and personality to your family portraits.
Family Pictures – Take Better Vacation Photos
I have compiled a few tips on how to take better family photos on your next special event or vacation. Being a professional photographer, I used to be a SLAVE to my camera over vacation…I felt like it was my duty. Thankfully I have learned that quality is way better than quantity. I spend more time interacting with my family and less time behind the lens (and they are thankful and less aggravated as well!)
1. Capture the Moments: Most of us have gotten into the habit, at one time or another, of ONLY getting posed shots by the Christmas tree, in front of Cinderella’s castle at Disney or beside the Washington Monument. While there IS certainly a place for those in your photographic history, those images generally do not evoke the emotion nor do they conjure up the memories from that particular trip or event. The images that capture our imaginations, the ones that will stick you as a warm embrace are never – yep, never the ones of everyone lined up and posed. They’re moments – individual, natural moments. They are also the ones that your family doesn’t grunt and groan over having to “line up AGAIN!” Looks for the moments that will tell the story of your trip…the things that you will look back on and say “Aww, remember when you….”
2. Walking Away: Yes, you read that right. An image I love is the one of someone walking away. This moment will come back to you time and again. The example I am using here is one of my nieces at the beach in the fall. Notice the relationship of the older niece teaching her younger sister and their contrasting sizes. This image is priceless to me.
3. Use Props to tell your story: In this image, my son was taking his first surfing lesson. He was 8 years old. I had the instructor hide behind the surf board to hold it up for us so I could show the size comparison. He is sporting the “hang loose” sign that is popular with surfers.
4. Full Sun Lighting: The toughest situation for taking family vacation photos must certainly be on the beach in bright sun! Obviously the best beach pictures are taken early in the morning or later in the day around sunset or in the shade. Although we all know that 90% of our time at the beach is spent in the bright midday sun. When you aren’t in optimal lighting, the best way to remedy this situation is to keep the subjects back to the sun (no squinting) and pop up your flash. Most consumer cameras will automatically adjust for having the flash on during the day and the extra light will prevent the harsh shadows on your subjects face.
5. Change Your Perspective: Get down on your 2-year-olds level, shoot a pic of all their tiny sandy feet after they write their names in the sand in front of them, tilt the angle of your camera, the possibilities are endless. With todays digital cameras, you CAN’T make a mistake and you wont waste film…just delete and try again! Just make sure to invest in a large memory card!