Family Portraits

Family Portrait Photography
Durham | Chapel Hill | Raleigh

Family Portraits You’ll Cherish Forever

Do yourself a favor, and be sure to take family pictures every once in a while.


Taking family pictures is one of the most important things you can do to celebrate and honor your beautiful family. Family portraits bring the family together, commemorates love and joy, brings comfort in the hard times, and produces memories you’ll deeply cherish forever. 

That’s why we’re here to provide beautiful, priceless family portraits in Chapel Hill that last a lifetime. Once you see your stunning family portraits hanging on the walls of your home, you’ll be super glad you chose Daniel Turbert Photography for the most exceptional family pictures around.

We will consider every single aspect of your portrait session to produce the best, most authentic photograph possible to capture the personality and authenticity of your family. 

During your session, I will help your family feel at ease and comfortable. We’ll help you with posing, expressions, and everything else to ensure you look and feel your best. I’ll also ensure every technical detail, like lighting and composition, is perfectly up to par. Once the session is over, we’ll put the finishing touches on your family portraits with exceptional editing, leaving you with thoughtfully created and lovely family pictures you’ll forever cherish. 


Family Portrait Ideas

When it comes to family portraits, there’s lots of different ideas for you to choose from! Keep it traditional or add some extra excitement into your session with these ideas.

  • Let your family pet(s) in on the fun, too, and include them in your portraits
  • Recreate old family photos
  • Visit a park and capture a family ball game
  • Wear matching onesies or pajamas
  • Have your family dress up and recreate a movie scene
  • Include fun props, like a photo frame or Starbucks cups
  • Go for the more rustic look with family portraits at an old mill or barn
  • Do a seasonal shoot
    • Winter – Take pictures in the snow or use Christmas props.
    • Spring – Take pictures outside with beautiful spring flowers or use Easter props.
    • Summer – Take pictures at the beach or have a fun picnic shoot.
    • Fall – Take pictures at a classic, fall spot, like a cornfield, or use fall props, like pumpkins and leaves.

These are just a few ideas for family portraits around Chapel Hill, but more ideas will be posted on our blog. So, be sure to stay tuned! You can also reach out to our creative professionals for more ideas for your family. 

What to Wear for Family Portraits

Deciding what to wear for family portraits doesn’t have to be difficult! Ultimately, we recommend that everyone wears something they feel comfortable in. We also recommend sticking with one outfit, as wardrobe changes with children can be quite a hassle! To make your family portraits in Chapel Hill cohesive and appealing here’s some more tips and ideas to help.

Engagement Photos

  • Match Your Outfits. Family portraits with matching outfits always come together seamlessly. If you want to keep your family portraits simple, simply have everyone’s outfits match. For example, you can have everyone wear dark-washed jeans and a solid white top. Or, have everyone wear white jeans and maybe the same plaid shirt. With lots of services now online that specialize in matching family attire, it’s luckily not too difficult to get all the outfits on one accord.
  • Choose a Color Palette. Another simple way to have your family portraits look super cohesive is by choosing a color palette. You’ll want to choose a palette that has 3-5 coordinating colors, some of which are neutral and some of which are bolder. If you need some ideas, Pinterest has a ton for you!
  • Go With Themed Outfits. Like we mentioned above, another idea is to make your family portrait a little more exciting by dressing up as your favorite characters and recreating a movie scene.

If you need more advice on what to wear for your family portraits in Chapel Hill, we’d be happy to help!

Family Portrait Photography Locations

Fortunately, there are lots of gorgeous spots in and around Chapel Hill that make the perfect backdrops for family portraits. Some of them are:

  • Coker Arboretum
  • Duke Gardens
  • North Carolina Botanical Gardens
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Duke University
  • Raleigh Rose Garden
  • NC Art Museum
  • Pullen Park
  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area
  • North Carolina Botanical Gardens

These are just a few of the numerous locations that are awesome for family portraits. If none of the above are ideal for you, we’ll work with you to determine the perfect location for your family.

Schedule Your Family Portrait Photography Session

If you have any questions we’d love to hear from you! Or, if you’re ready to schedule your session, give us a call or schedule online. You can reach us at  919-251-6128 or by filling out the form below.

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