How to take killer family portraits in Davis




Summer is a great time for family portraits. Check out Apartment Therapy’s Six Fun Ways to Pose for Family Portraits which has tips such as:

• Try an unusual activity: Here, we chose the trampoline. How about everyone playing miniature golf? Or a joint jump in the waves at the beach? Choose an activity that has meaning for your family or that represents your aesthetic. 

• Choose a non-traditional venue: We love this photo from Karen Ard of a family inside their English, right-hand drive vintage Mini Cooper. Choosing a location that is unexpected yet has meaning for your family can make your photo more than just a record of what everyone looked like; it’s a document of your family’s history.

Tandem takes great pride in the landscaping of our properties. You can often find a ideal location for your family shoot just outside your door at one of our 14 communities.  But Davis has a variety of locations that would also make great locations including:


The Greenbelts


North Davis Greenbelts

South Davis Greenbelts

East Davis Greenbelts

West Davis Greenbelts

Public Art in Davis

DavisWIki has a list of public art locations including:


UC Davis Campus

Of course there is the beautiful UC Davis Arboretum filled with lovely walkways, bridges, lakes and more.


The Egghead sculptures are quite popular and unique to Davis. Here is a convenient map of their locations and a very nice walking tour for the while family.

Wherever you shoot your family portrait in Davis, have fun and send us the pix.