Family reunions are so much fun! You have multiple generations of family together all at once. You have grandmas and grandpas, moms and dads, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins galore! The whole gang gets to eat together and chat together and have a super good time. There is one other thing you can do when everyone is together and that is get a great group photo!
How often do you have everyone together? People are busy and the reunion is one of those times that all parties make a real effort to be there. Getting a multi-generational family photo is the perfect way to commemorate not just the reunion but also the bonds of your family.
There are so many great ways that you can organize this photo. Do you want it to be a little more put together Blast out an e-mail a couple weeks prior giving everyone the heads up. Do you want to get different poses or have everyone wear a specific color? If so, you will want to include that in your e-mail.
See if you can get a neighbor or close friend to come take the picture. There is really not a need for a professional photographer when so many of today’s phones and cameras are such great digital quality. It is so much more fun to spend the money on ordering prints then it is on paying a photographer.
If you want more of a candid photograph, then you just want to surprise the guests! Maybe plan the photograph for a time everyone should be there. However, if you have any family members who will not enjoy being surprised or if you think your guests will show up sporadically then you should probably alert them beforehand.
There are so many different shots that you can take. There is the group shot of course, the one that everyone is in, from great-great Aunt Sue all the way to your newborn nephew. Don’t just stop there, though! There are so many other good ideas. How about each generation? How about each individual core family? How about all the girls and then all the boys? How about all the kids?
Not only are there many types of photos you can get but there are many ways to take the main family portrait. So, how will you line up the family? First you can do generational line up with the first generation in the back and the newest one in the front. You can do it like a family tree all spreading out. You can do each household. The possibilities are virtually endless!
Ok, so now you have all of these wonderful pictures. How will you showcase them? There are of course the obvious ways. Frame one of the great pictures, start a new scrapbook or put some on your fridge. How about thinking out side of the box this time?
You can get a one of a kind canvas made for your home using your picture and your words. How it works is simple. When you get close to the canvas you can read the words and when you get farther away the beautiful photo comes into focus. Photo to Text is proud of their unique high quality canvases for an exceptional price.
Are you thinking “Hey, that sounds like a great idea but what words would we use?” You are in luck! There are many ideas! How about listing the name of each and every family member in that photo? You can include maiden names and their birthdays as well. You can also have each family member write something to be used. Some topics could be “favorite memory” or “five words that describe our family”.
Do you plan to give the portrait to the matriarch or patriarch of your family? If so, then you can have each guest write down a short blurb about what that person means to them. It is a really neat idea then you have both the picture of the extended family as well as a wonderful memory that will mean the world to the gift recipient.
The possibilities are virtually endless and you can customize to whatever works best for your individual needs. You can choose to either purchase the .jpg image or you can order a ready to hang canvas. You can also share your image on social media or twitter. So, get started now!