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Best 7 indoor places to shoot your family photos

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My friend, Andrea, has a 3 years old girl. She lives in a remote area as her husband is a scientist and his research facility is at a place where you cannot find a single pizza store. For those who’re feeling sorry for her, she herself bakes better pizza than the leading pizza stores. So, she’s all set.

When her girl was born, she badly wanted to do a baby photoshoot and also when she turned 1. But, you cannot expect to find any photographer at a place that is so remote that not even pizza stores exist.

She called me and asked me for suggestions to shoot the photos herself. She has an iPhone which shoots pretty much good photos, but she wants the photos to look professional. And, when it comes to making a photo looks professional, the background of the photos plays a vital role.

I suggested her a decorated wall background to use as the background. Lucky for her that I edit photos. After shooting 50+ photos, she sent the best five to me for editing them. I edited them in just 2 days and delivered them to her.

If you are also planning to shoot the photos by yourself then you can consider hiring me to edit the photos for you.


Let’s see some indoor places where you can shoot your family photos.

1. How to shoot indoor photos

You only need two things to shoot indoor family photos

  1. Smartphone (either iOS or Android) or a DSLR camera
  2. Tripod (not necessary but recommended)

You can buy some smartphones tripod on Amazon for as low as $10. Here’s one that I like the most. It’s Acuvar 50″ Inch Aluminum Camera Tripod

It’s a 50″ Inch Aluminum Camera Tripod for iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, Xs, SE 2, Xr, X, 8, 8+, Pixel 3, XL, Android Note 10, S10, S20, and more.

Simply mount the phone on the tripod, use the camera’s inbuilt timer, and start shooting.

2. Indoor places to shoot your family photos

Let’s see indoor places to shoot your family photos.

2.1 Walls as background for indoor photos

2.1.1 Blank walls

Pastel-colored walls look beautiful as a photo background. Here are some of the photos.

2.1.2 Decorated walls

Here’s a pin that shows you how two photo frames added beauty to the wall background.

2.2 Windows as background for indoor photos

You can use the windows as the background. They can become a pretty good background in daylight.

2.3 Garden as background for photos

If you have an independent house then you can use the garden as the background. If you live in a condo/apartment then let’s see the other options.

2.4 Dining or Kitchen as background for indoor photos

Here’s a pin that shows how beautifully a kitchen is used as the background.

The dining room can also be used as a themed photoshoot. You can either shoot the photos manually or put the camera on a tripod and let it shoot automatically.

2.5 Living room as background for indoor photos

The living room can be used as a background to create beautiful photos. If you’re rich and your living room looks like the below photo then you’re good to go. If you’re an average guy like me then see the other photos below.

Here’s a pin where studying is the theme.

Here’s a pin where playing is the theme.

2.6 Bedroom as background for indoor photos

Here’s a pin where the photographer beautifully collated all the good photos and made a collage.

You can also use the below inspirations.

2.7 A bathroom as background for indoor photos

A bathroom can be a good place to shoot photos of the kids.

You can take inspiration from this pin. Here the kids are left to play and the photographer shot a candid photo.

This pin shows that the theme can be “play”.

3. How to edit the self shot photos?

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If you want to edit by yourselves, you can download some photo editing apps on your phone. Some of the apps are Snapseed, Enlight Photofox, Picsart, etc. Here’s the list of iPhone or Android photo editing apps.

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