Session ideas with a focus on family fun

There are so many ways to have family photos. I wanted to make a quick list for you on some great ideas for a focus on family fun during your session.

1. Bowling
2. Game night
3. Camp out/camp in
4. Baking
5. DIY Pizza night, Taco bar
6. Actually, any cooking
7.  Volunteer
8. Reading
9. Watching a sports game – on tv, in person, local sports
10. Jigsaw puzzles
11. Blanket Forts
12. Turn cardboard boxes into ANYTHING
13. Coloring
14. Playing together outside
15. Picnics

Fun Summer Session Ideas

Now that summer is here, I wanted to share some of my favorite summer session ideas with you all. This list you can use for yourself, with your significant other, or with your family.

1. Lake fun! - On the boat, at the beach, camping - All of these can be lifestyle sessions
2. At the park/playground - this one works really well with almost everyone. It brings back a lot of childhood memories and the swing set is a timeless memory.
3. Planting - Yes, planting can actually be a really fun lifestyle session.
4. Grilling/Picnic
5. Washing the car
6. Sidewalk chalk
7. Hiking/Walking on the trails

If you can think of anything else, let me know in the comments below!

Senior Session Ideas

It’s that time of year again to start planning your senior photo session! Everyone is into something different, and I love to help make those interests into great sessions. I have made a quick list for you to browse and get some ideas for your session.

At your high school – in front of the building, in your favorite classroom (science, art, etc)
In your sports gear
At your favorite place
With an instrument
A sentimental place
At your University (if you can)
With your fur friends (Family pets)
At the lake
At a waterfall
Jordan Greenhouse
At your house
Pumpkin patch / Christmas tree place / gardens

If it rains on your parade... just move it indoors

Unfortunately, we can’t always control the weather. (Trust me, I wish we could). This means that it could rain on your scheduled session date. Your photographer hates it just as much as you do. However, there are a few options. If you and your photographer's schedule are more open, you can always reschedule. Or you can just move your session indoors. I have made up a quick list of some ideas you can do if it rains on your session date.

Board games       


For kids – playtime in their room/playroom

Lounging in your room or living room

Craft time


Holiday Lifestyle Session Ideas

The holiday season is approaching and I bet you have realized you don't have photos to send out to your loved ones. Uh-oh. You can do your traditional posed photo or you can do something fun and do a lifestyle session. I have compiled a list for you to get the ball rolling on some fun session ideas. 

  • Family Traditions
  • Skiing
  • Sledding/Playing in Snow
  • Baking
  • Logging
  • Making Food
  • Sports Practices/Game
  • Playing in the Snow
  • Ice Skating
  • Fireplaces - gathering around
  • Ice Fishing
  • Bowling
  • Picking out decorations or a holiday tree
  • Making hot chocolate

... just to name a few. Let me know what your ideas are by commenting below!

There are so many ways to gift these photos as well, but that is for a later (not much later) blog post. Stay tuned for that!

Kaytee Lorentzen
Owner & Photographer
Kaytee Lorentzen Photography