Erin Dunaway Photography

The thing about shooting family portraits...

They're awkward.

A bunch of people standing together in matchy-match outfits half-smiling at a photographer who keeps saying, "Smile." After a while, the kids get cranky, facial expressions turn sour and don't get us started on which  natural lighting looks best on Mom.

Even though taking the photos might, sometimes, be a challenge, finding the right outdoor location doesn't have to be. We've compiled a list of 10 Omaha places to take great family photos. 

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4 TIPS FOR TAKING GREAT PHOTOS

1. Don't say "cheese" or "smile." It only makes people look stiff or uncomfortable, instead ask them questions about the things they enjoy or tell a joke.

2. Be silly. It's important to get a little crazy, especially when working with children.

3. Take lots of photos. Kids move around a lot. So why not capture their funny facial expressions? More photos gives you more chances to find an image the entire family will enjoy.

4. Change your perspective. Don't always take straight forward shots. Instead, change your vantage point. Get down on the ground and shoot upward. Or stand on a ladder and look downward. Take close-ups of the little details like hands, feet, toes, etc.

Click HERE for more family photography tips!

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WE WANT TO KNOW

What are your favorite places in Omaha to take photos of your family? Comment below!

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