Family photos are (supposed to be) fun and memorable. If you're finding yourself sans ideas this year, try thinking outside the traditional setup and head to some of your family's favorite hangouts instead. You can go the professional photog route if you'd like, but you can also snap a few pics yourself using a cleverly placed tripod or even (gasp!) a selfie stick.
At a vintage diner.
Photo scouting doesn't have to take you to locations with too much "fancy" to them. If your family has a local vintage diner, look into snapping a group pic in a booth. The whimsical background is right there waiting for you. Bonus: No worries about weather!