13 Family Winter Photoshoot Ideas To Celebrate The Season
- Date: January 2, 2022
- Topic: Photography
- By: Peerspace
We’re huge fans of winter and encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity the season provides by getting creative and leveraging the changes in weather to spice up your photoshoot. That’s why we’ve prepared 13 family winter photoshoot ideas to help you celebrate the season in style.
Finding it hard to get out of the house? Don’t know where to go? A photoshoot is the perfect opportunity and excuse to haul the family out of bed to indulge in a change of scenery. Thankfully, Peerspace, the world’s largest online marketplace for rentals, is here to provide you with the ideal destination for your photoshoot, and one that will encourage your family to get out of the house and explore. With its wide range of options, Peerspace is bound to have a location that suits your needs, whatever the occasion. We’ll guide you through our list of ideas, and provide some sample locations to get your creative juices flowing.
1. Hot cocoa, anyone?
This warm and comforting photoshoot will spare your family from the frigid outdoors and will allow them to relax with a cup of coffee or cocoa in hand. While you could always host this shoot at home, why not take it to a cafe? The inviting and social interior of a boutique cafe provides the perfect mix of public and private space–throw on some holiday scarfs/sweatshirts and you’re good to go. For the Denver native, you’ll have to check out this treat of a cafe.
2. Snow globe
Ever wondered what it would be like to be in a snowglobe? Well, you can create your own snow globe environment with shredded paper and a sled to complete this fanciful look. You’ll want a well-lit studio with a white backdrop and ample room. Those in New York may want to take this shoot to this professional studio with great lighting in Ridgewood.
3. Ice fishing adventure
While ice fishing itself is an acquired taste that’s probably not for the whole family, that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in the fantasy of an ice fishing trip with a photoshoot. Find a lake, bundle up, crack a hole in the ice, and cast your line. For the southern ice fisherman in New Orleans, you may want to bring a bag of ice with you when you’re angling at this idyllic lakeside setting.
4. Jazzy on the inside
Perhaps your family is full of indoor people looking for family winter photoshoot ideas that don’t involve going outside. Just because they want to stay inside doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the seasons with something special. For the indoor kids, we recommend finding an exotic interior space that is the opposite of your own home’s style to give your family a break from being cooped up. Looking for something frilly and ostentatious in Miami? Look no further than this luxurious pad in Coral Way, Miami.
5. Penthouse overlook
What’s more beautiful than the snow-capped peaks of your city’s tallest buildings? To celebrate the season, consider taking your family to a penthouse overlooking the wintery cityscape. This background is impressive regardless of the season but is especially magical in winter. In Portland? Check out this comfortable and stylish penthouse overlooking the downtown area.
6. Let the light in
The winter season is marked by shortened days and less daylight. While this can be a drag, we encourage you to take advantage of what light there is and to make the most of this with one of the more optimism-inspiring family winter photoshoot ideas. You’ll want a space with factory windows that’s not overshadowed by nearby buildings. For those in Seattle, this light and airy loft might be ideal.
7. Humor in dark times
During the winter months, our grandparents probably sat around an actual fireplace, warming their chilly fingers. Now, with the advent of gas, electric, and steam heating, a fireplace is less necessary. This does nothing to detract from how enchanting a fireplace can be in the winter. For this shoot, we recommend pulling up a looped video of a fireplace on a TV and photographing your family trying to warm their hands in front of the screen. Don’t have a TV? This Ann Arbor home is equipped with a beautiful flat screen and is available to rent by the hour.
8. Rocky on the inside
It’s hard to be motivated to go outside and exercise when it’s 10 degrees below. But what if you could get your family going with an indoor shoot doing an outdoor activity? For this photoshoot, you’ll take your family to an indoor rock wall. Looking for a rock wall? Look no further than this fully equipped rock wall climbing facility in Cleveland.
9. Build a snowman
Building a snowman (or snowwoman) requires collaborative effort and teamwork and is a terrific winter activity for the family. It’s fun for all ages and forces everyone to get outside for some quality time. However, some of us don’t have a yard or access to an open space with snow. Well, there are plenty of suburban/rural homes to rent for the day, and none more perfect for this activity than this beautiful and intimate suburban homestead outside Boston.
10. Rooftop snow garden
Snow in the garden is quite a spectacle and is an interesting mesh of colors, textures, and environments. While going in the woods in winter may be too spooky, a wintery garden has a much more inviting and controlled atmosphere. Although Nashville may not get much snowfall, what little snow it does get, you’ll want to capture in this wintery and wonderful shoot at this urban rooftop garden.
11. Holiday spirit
Sometimes the best family winter photoshoot ideas are the most simple, and this one is certainly a classic. If you’ve decorated your home for the holiday season, plop the kids in front of the Christmas tree or fireplace and snap some endearing pics of your family gathering. Is a Christmas tree too much hassle for your own home? No worries–this Charlotte wintry wonderland is fully equipped for your holiday-themed shoot.
12. Classic indoor activities
While you may not have a basement game room, that shouldn’t stop your family from enjoying a season indoors with some friendly competition. Whether playing pool, poker or Catan, try snapping some pics of your family at play. For those seeking a pool hall in Richmond, look no further than this man-cave of a destination with a pool table at your disposal.
13. Snow where you want it
This shoot is for those who live in areas without snow. Not having snow doesn’t exclude you from celebrating the winter season. You can create your own imaginative rendering of winter with an all-white interior, which will communicate the cool temperatures and white blank of a snowy field. The Los Angeles native will have to check out this chic white pad for their imaginative winter shoot.
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Wherever you are and whatever winter means to you, Peerspace will have a location that corresponds to your interests and needs. Check us out today and start planning your next shoot!
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