I thought I'd write a post about how I pose or not pose family photography. My aim is to create an environment in which families can connect and interact, not so much posing but natural, real moments.
I do though have some "go to" poses that I use to help guide families so they relax in front of the camera and not feel at a loss as to what to do. They can include walking and holding hands, kids on shoulders, looking at each other, tickling each other, whispering secrets in their Mum or Dad's ear, sitting as close as can be together, laying down, Mum or Dad looking at their child up in the air, cheek to cheek, Mum with the kids, Dad with the kids, siblings playing, individual shots of the children.
So as you can see there are a number of different 'poses' that don't involve the 'say cheese' shots looking at the camera. The photos that you'll cherish are the ones where you are not concerned about the camera but the interaction and love you have for one another.