20 activities to do during your family session at home



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!

mom and dad holding daughter on hammock on pittsburgh porch

“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. This is also why I include a consultation with your session!

I’ll ask you a few questions about your family to help you come up with a few activities that you can do while I am there photographing your family.


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.


INDOOR ACTIVITIES

#1. You can make cookies, pancakes, or just prepare a snack, breakfast or lunch together.

mom and son in the kitchen of his pittsburgh home for a family photo session


#2. Read books together

mother reading daughter a book in bed bat home


#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

20 activities to do during your in home photo session girl crouch down in front of her play kitchen in her home


#4. Play with their favorite toys

mom helping toddler boy play with toys with dad and dog in living room in pittsburgh


#5. Jump on the bed

20 activities to do during your in home photo session like jumping on the bed


#6. Do a craft, paint, color, or a science experiment.

Mom and dad painting with their toddler on a small table in the living room, 20 activities to do with your family during an in home photo session


#7. Build a fort


#8. Build with legos or other building toys together

dad playing with magnatiles with son and daughter


#9. Play board games or build puzzles

Mother sitting on floor with son who is shaking his head of hair playing games


#10. Play the floor is lava, have a dance party, or Hide-n-seek, or any other fun made-up game together.

Little boy playing the floor is lava standing in windowsill of large window in living room



OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

#11. Play with the hose

little boys playing with water faucet outside of home


#12. Play in the pool/baby pool/sprinkler/slip-n-slide

Boy playing with hose next to a blue baby pool in the yard


#13. Blow bubbles or draw with sidewalk chalk

Little boy blowing bubbles outside in yard with his mother standing behind him


#14. Gardening

Little boy standing in his garden smiling holding a tomato


#15. Play on the trampoline or swingset

boy helps brother on slide in pittsburgh backyard


#16. Ride bikes/scooters/skateboards in the driveway

Boy sitting in cozy coupe red and yellow car in his driveway smiling at the camera with his finger on his chin


#17. Take a walk to the local park/playground

family walking into Frick park with daughter on moms back with ergo carrier


#18. Have a picnic in the yard or driveway

kids in driveway having picnic 20 activities to do during your family session at home


#19. Play an outdoor game together; tag, catch, kickball, basketball, football, etc.,

dad son and dog in backyard at sunset 20 activities to do during your family session at home


#20. Just layout a blanket and get everyone to sit or lay on it to look at the clouds in the sky. Then sneak in a nap. ;)

20 activities to do during your family session at home other father and daughter and son sitting on a quilt having a picnic in the yard



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.

20 activities to do during your family session at home Brother sitting at the kitchen table looking at an iPad screen together



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!  


Are you on the ‘Gram! I’d love to connect!

If you have not already booked and you are interested in a newborn or family session in 2021 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! 

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20 activities to do during your family session at home



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!

mom and dad holding daughter on hammock on pittsburgh porch

“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. This is also why I include a consultation with your session!

I’ll ask you a few questions about your family to help you come up with a few activities that you can do while I am there photographing your family.


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.


INDOOR ACTIVITIES

#1. You can make cookies, pancakes, or just prepare a snack, breakfast or lunch together.

mom and son in the kitchen of his pittsburgh home for a family photo session


#2. Read books together

mother reading daughter a book in bed bat home


#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

20 activities to do during your in home photo session girl crouch down in front of her play kitchen in her home


#4. Play with their favorite toys

mom helping toddler boy play with toys with dad and dog in living room in pittsburgh


#5. Jump on the bed

20 activities to do during your in home photo session like jumping on the bed


#6. Do a craft, paint, color, or a science experiment.

Mom and dad painting with their toddler on a small table in the living room, 20 activities to do with your family during an in home photo session


#7. Build a fort


#8. Build with legos or other building toys together

dad playing with magnatiles with son and daughter


#9. Play board games or build puzzles

Mother sitting on floor with son who is shaking his head of hair playing games


#10. Play the floor is lava, have a dance party, or Hide-n-seek, or any other fun made-up game together.

Little boy playing the floor is lava standing in windowsill of large window in living room



OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

#11. Play with the hose

little boys playing with water faucet outside of home


#12. Play in the pool/baby pool/sprinkler/slip-n-slide

Boy playing with hose next to a blue baby pool in the yard


#13. Blow bubbles or draw with sidewalk chalk

Little boy blowing bubbles outside in yard with his mother standing behind him


#14. Gardening

Little boy standing in his garden smiling holding a tomato


#15. Play on the trampoline or swingset

boy helps brother on slide in pittsburgh backyard


#16. Ride bikes/scooters/skateboards in the driveway

Boy sitting in cozy coupe red and yellow car in his driveway smiling at the camera with his finger on his chin


#17. Take a walk to the local park/playground

family walking into Frick park with daughter on moms back with ergo carrier


#18. Have a picnic in the yard or driveway

kids in driveway having picnic 20 activities to do during your family session at home


#19. Play an outdoor game together; tag, catch, kickball, basketball, football, etc.,

dad son and dog in backyard at sunset 20 activities to do during your family session at home


#20. Just layout a blanket and get everyone to sit or lay on it to look at the clouds in the sky. Then sneak in a nap. ;)

20 activities to do during your family session at home other father and daughter and son sitting on a quilt having a picnic in the yard



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.

20 activities to do during your family session at home Brother sitting at the kitchen table looking at an iPad screen together



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!  


Are you on the ‘Gram! I’d love to connect!

If you have not already booked and you are interested in a newborn or family session in 2021 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! 

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