Worried about what to do during your photo session? Here’s a list of 20 activities to do during your family photo session at home!
“What should we do while you’re here taking pictures?”
“We’re a boring family.”
“My kids are on a screen most of the time.”
I have heard all of these phrases before! But no worries, I promise that you are not boring and I will help you come up with a few activities to do during your at-home family photo session.
I prefer that you do an activity or two that your family enjoys and does regularly. I want you to do something that is unique to your family!
However, if you need some ideas, here is a list of 20+ activities that you can do with your family on the day of your photo session.
#1. You can make cookies, pancakes, or just prepare a snack, breakfast or lunch together.
#2. Read books together
#3. Play make-believe; play vet with stuffed animals, or doctor with dolls, put on a puppet show or play restaurant where the kids play chef and serve the parents pretend food
#4. Play with their favorite toys
#5. Jump on the bed
#6. Do a craft, paint, color, or a science experiment.
#7. Build a fort
#8. Build with legos or other building toys together
#9. Play board games or build puzzles
#10. Play the floor is lava, have a dance party, or Hide-n-seek, or any other fun made-up game together.
#11. Play with the hose
#12. Play in the pool/baby pool/sprinkler/slip-n-slide
#13. Blow bubbles or draw with sidewalk chalk
#15. Play on the trampoline or swingset
#16. Ride bikes/scooters/skateboards in the driveway
#17. Take a walk to the local park/playground
#18. Have a picnic in the yard or driveway
#19. Play an outdoor game together; tag, catch, kickball, basketball, football, etc.,
#20. Just lay out a blanket and get everyone to sit or lay on it to look at the clouds in the sky. Then sneak in a nap. ;)
And if at some point during your session everyone needs a snack or to just screen out and just chill out and do nothing, that is totally ok too.
Whatever you do, do not think you are boring and do not stress about what we will do to fill the time during your family photo session. I promise you that we will have plenty to do while I am there photographing your family!
I assure you that our session will go smoothly and it will even be fun.
Have a look at my family gallery to get an idea of what your session will be like!
Have more questions? Concerns?
Please get in touch to ask me anything!
If you have not already booked and you are interested in a newborn or family session please do not wait to get in touch. I know life gets busy and these things tend to slip to the bottom of the to-do list, but it’s time to make it a priority! I can’t wait to hear from you and to plan a unique session for your family!
~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~
Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in lifestyle and documentary family and newborn photography in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and many of the surrounding areas. Mary Beth has over ten years experience photographing families, newborns and babies in the Regent Square, Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Greentree, Point Breeze and Highland Park. Her style is very relaxed and natural and your family session will feel like a stress-free Sunday afternoon with your family!