24 Absolutely Creative Family Portraits You Can Shoot

Of all the memories we all hold on to, the ones we never learn to let go of are those of our family. They are the people who are there for you from Day 1, there by your side through your cuts and bruises, trials and triumphs. But there comes a day when we have to be independent, stand on our own two feet and move out of the nest, either for studies or for work or to build our own family.

Before leaving, why not make an awesome family portrait that will remind everyone that they are always in your heart.

creative family portrait
(Image Source: HANNA MAC)

While the regular family portrait is probably good enough, you certainly want to do something that is out of the ordinary, one that will easily crack a smile when it is looked at, or one that even nana will proudly show off to her bingo buddies.

To inspire you to make really special family portraits, we have prepared 24 awesome family portraits shot by photographers with an intriguing view of things. If you are the kind who never says no to family, you’ll probably enjoy this post as much as I did making it.

Bold Family Portrait. Isn’t this family portrait too badass? Brace yourself, the request for your photo studio’s name from your friends and relatives are coming. (Image Source: Chris Nicholas, Matt Power, Becki Peckham)

bold family portrait

Bri, Joel & Indy. I’m amazed at how an impression could drastically change by just holding the photo frame in non-traditional way, and Kevin N. Murphy executed the idea perfectly. (Image Source:

Coming Soon. Wanna take a family portrait even though the blessed one is still in the womb? A clever combination of vector shape and vibrant typography will do! (Image Source: HANNA MAC)

coming soon

Composite Family Portrait. A magic trick performed by Erick Christian! This is the portrait that will make visitors keep asking you how did you do it, whenever they visit. (Image Source: Erik Christian Photography)

composite family portrait

FAMILY. Family, a word that describes the most precious thing in the world. (Image Source: Marianne Wiest Photography)


Family Dog. This is a fun way to put the family pet into the picture. Well, it’s funny for everyone except dad, I guess. (Image Source: Jonne Seijdel)

family dog

Family Gallery. A father holding a portrait of mother holding a portrait of daughter, I just love this inception-inspired trick! (Image Source: Jaroslav Francisko)

family gallery

Family of Dark Side. Spice up generic poses with iconic masks and be boring no more. The Dark Side has never looked so warm. (Image Source: Kessler Fotos)

family of dark side

Family Ties. You just want to stare at this photo and think about how genuinely beautiful this idea is. It’s a must-shoot for the family! (Image Source: Beco G. Photography)

family ties

Happy Father’s Day. A bit off-topic, but this is a wonderful shot for fathers with lots of angels (at least until they turn 16) in the house. Kiss attack! (Image Source: jwlphotography)

happy fathers day

Happy Feet. It doesn’t require clear faces to make the portrait lovely, just a lovely family and their feet! (Image Source: Lumoid)

happy feet

Inception. Your family lives inside of.. you? (Image Source: Ilyas Guertili)


Inside Barber Shop. Sync the get-ups and leave the studio! With this kind of vibe going on, this family really rocked the barber shop. (Image Source: Dave Brosha)

inside barber shop

Levitation. There are portraits that are larger than life, then there are those which are ‘lighter’ than life. Grab that kid before he floats off! (Image Source: Ansarov Studios)


Mommy, Daddy, Me and Little Sister. Kisses all around for the family. (Image Source: WNCY)

mommy, daddy, me and little sister

My Family and I. They all sure look alike, and the progression emphasizes their similarities. (Image Source: Martin Bennett)

my family and i

Our Family Portrait. Remember to take your camera into the family portrait as well; to most of us photographers, we treat it like a son anyways! The scene, the idea, I enjoy everything Capa12 has taken in this photo. (Image Source: Capa12)

our family portrait

Parallel World. Ever thinking about shooting 2 creative family portraits into 1? This is one unique way, well executed by Roberta Taylor. (Image Source: Roberta Taylor)

parallel world

Shadow Family. Well-placed sandals, a puddle of water, the right amount of light and there you have it, a reflection of your family portrait. (Image Source: FLIGRAFIE PHOTOGRAPHY)

shadow family

Super Family. “Me and my family flying over Portugal :)” (Image Source: Pr3t3nd3r)

super family

2 + 2 = 4. Math has never looked so lovely than with this family portrait. (Image Source: HANNA MAC)

2 + 2 = 4

The Combs Family. If you can hold your children tight, then this is the most fun memory you can shoot in a portrait! (Image Source: Kelsey J Gibbs Photography)

the combs family

The Bale Family’s Christmas. It requires an epic family with an epic dog to do this epic family portrait. (Image Source: Ho Hum Cards)

the bale family's christmas

Zombie Baby. Double-confirm that all your family members are human before you take any family portraits! Thumbs up for the facial reactions! (Image Source: Twisted Label Photography)

zombie baby


Creative family portraits take longer to set up than regular ones, but you will be surprised with how the outcome will always put you in a good mood no matter when you revisit them. It sometimes even serves as the catalyst for you to save any severed relationships you have with your family.

That said, here’s a heartfelt thanks to all photographers that dedicate so much of their time to photograph and demonstrate how inspiring a family portrait can be.

Time for sharing! Have you ever done a cool portrait with your family before? What’s your favorite among these showcased pieces? Share with us!


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