The family unit is the mainstay of our society structure and it’s importance cannot be under-estimated. Group portraits of all family members is a thing to treasure, and to pass on to your children for their children. Family portraits have been with us since the invention of photography and will always be with us as people treasure their family unit.
Family portraits can be group portraits of all immediate members of the family. Why not do other shots to show the relationships between family members whether they be mother/daughter, mother/son, father/son or father daughter, as well as the relationships between siblings. This relationship between family members is a thing that I try to capture in my photos.
You may also want individual photos for your web page or for Facebook, with wrinkles, creases and skin folds reduced in appearance and unsightly blemishes removed.
You may have a young son or daughter with a favourite pet whose relationship you wish to preserve.
Everyone involved in the shoot should get plenty of rest the night before. Clothes should be presentable, and preferably without any logos. It is preferable that adult males wear long trousers.
There is also the option of getting exhibition quality prints in sizes A4, A3+ or A2 of your favourite family portraits.