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4 Photo Ideas for Siblings

July 12, 2022

Filed in: Families

two girls hug at a sisters photoshoot

I just want one nice photo of the kids together, you might think as you book your next family photo session. Friend, we can do more than that! Sibling photos are some of my favorites to shoot because they’re SO READY to have some fun. Maybe you’ve got a big brother and little sister, adult siblings, or elementary aged sisters–whoever is at the photoshoot, I have 4 photo ideas for siblings you’ll love.


The classic

This one an easy photo idea for siblings, but it’s where I always start! Throw an arm around your sibling’s shoulders. Little kids could sit criss-cross applesauce next to each other and do this one, and teens or adult siblings can just stand. The key is to get suuuuuuper close (sure hope you like each other a little!). If there are more than two siblings, vary your arms by holding around the waist, holding hands, or leaning on a shoulder.

sisters photoshoot in field


Dancing or spinning

Truly my FAVORITE for young sisters photoshoots, but this is fun for everyone! Grab hands and play a round of ring around the rosie or just dance around in a circle super slow and then SUPER FAST!

two girls at a sisters photoshoot dancing in a field with a mountain in the background: photo ideas for siblings


two toddler boys at a brothers photoshoot hold hands in a field and spin

A big hug

Once we’ve warmed up with a traditional photo and some fun movement photos, it’s great when the kids give their favorite sibling a big squeeze!

photo ideas for siblings: two girls hug at a sisters photoshoot

Piggyback rides

One of my favorite photo ideas for siblings, the piggyback ride is fun for all ages! More active big siblings love getting to do something more energetic during the session, and there’s always some sweet interaction that happens. I like to save this one for towards the end of the session in case things get especially rowdy, but it’s a fun way to end a sibling photoshoot.

Big brother gives little sister a piggyback ride during sibling pictures: photo ideas for siblings

More Photo Ideas for Siblings

Looking for more sibling photoshoot inspo? Here are some favorite sessions with sibling photos:

  1. Incredible views and a lot of laughter (plus an adorable puppy!) at Family Photos with Teens at the Columbia River Gorge.
  2. Lots of games to play with this sweet family of four, including toddler brothers at Lake Oswego Photographers Session at Stevens Meadow.
  3. Loved this family of 9 with elementary, teen, and young adult siblings at Family Photos in Newberg.


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  1. Jasmyn says:

    These are great ideas for photos of siblings! I love them all!

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