If you’re preparing for a photo session with your children, it can be stress-inducing. Children are often difficult to deal with which is why the following tips will come in handy before your upcoming photography session!
1. Don’t make a huge deal out of it.
When you’re stressed out, your kids typically pick up on it and act accordingly. Their behavior will usually be better if they can see that their parents are relaxed and having fun – so work to get there! You may have to make some compromises in order for everyone’s needs to be met; like letting an energetic daughter wear her hair straight instead of curled because she won’t sit still. Focus on the big picture
2. Make it fun!
Let the kids have a couple “fun pictures” where they get to pick their own pose or props. You can then keep more serious photos while they have silly ones that are just for them! This way, everyone wins and you’ll be able to make sure all your memories capture those precious laughs together. If you’re struggling with getting your little one’s attention, turn it into an engaging game of Simon Says–we guarantee this will help.
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Your photographer will be more than willing to let you do what you need to do to get the pictures that will make you happy!
3. Be prepared.
To ensure your children are happy and rested while you’re out, make sure they get a nap beforehand. Bringing along some snacks or activities will also help keep them entertained! If you plan on taking photos too- consider having someone watch the kids for the time being to avoid any mishaps.
If you happen to be shooting in a remote location, you never know when you might need something like bug spray, tissues or a first aid kit so bring that along too. When you’re out there in the wilderness, it’s important to bring along all of your necessities. This includes bug spray and tissues or even a first aid kit!
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4. Be patient.
Save your sanity by trusting in the photographer to capture those perfect photos. Sometimes kids just need a little room for their creativity and you’ll get some great pictures as a result. Work with them and trust that they will deliver the best shots possible
5. Have a chat.
When you hire a photographer, it’s important to get them and your kids comfortable with each other. Create an environment where the children are able to feel more at ease by talking about school or their favorite songs in front of him/her. Your child will relax easier this way as well as have some candid moments captured!
You’re all set!
You now have some great tips on how to make photo sessions with your kids easier! As basic as some of the tips may seem – they’re fundamental in making photo sessions and the end results (the actual photos), great.
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Until next time, take care and be safe!