Graci is 3!! And she is just so stickin cute! Ever since I was given a couple vintage suitcases I has been thinking about doing photos like this. I did a slightly more vintage edit on these to really fit with the feel I wanted them to give off and I would love to know what you all think.
I’m just so pleased with how these turned out! Graci made for the best little model!
– Spring minis –
I love that whenever I need a couple little boys to model for me that one of my dear friends is game to let me use hers!
Spring minis would have been super fun and I’m sad they got canceled this year!
So we talked about how you can take a better photo as far as the actual look and quality of the photo but let’s talk about how to get kids to cooperate in a photo.
This is not as much of an issue for older kids but could still apply somewhat. For younger kids, it’s all about giving them something to do, whether that’s holding something, looking at something, or thinking about something. If you can get their mind off of the fact that the cameras in their face and onto something else then you are more likely to get them to cooperate and give you a real smile.
Things I do with my own girls include:
- Think about something that happened that was really funny. If you can think of the example, start telling it yourself.
- Tell them to look at each other and try not to laugh. This can give you some super sweet candid looks.
- Is there a bird (or whatever you think they want to see) on mom’s head?!! Saying this makes them look towards the camera and most of the time mine laugh because of course there isn’t but it’s funny to think about. Bonus points though if you actually do put something on your head!
- Tell them to say macaroni and cheese as loud as they can.
As they do each of these things the first couple pictures may look a little awkward and not be their real smile/look, but if you will do a burst mode and take three or four in a row you will find that by the third and the fourth you’re getting natural smiles or looks.
Don’t forget to check out my blog post (Here) on how to take better Easter photos and also get your free pdf (Here) download and don’t forget to send your photos to me for editing at firstname.lastname@example.org!!
It’s crazy how fast this guy is growing! Seems like only yesterday I was doing his newborn photos!
It was so great to get to bring this little one back into my studio for her first birthday pictures!
It is amazing when you get to watch your clients grow. I have been photographing this little guy since he was born!
Enjoyed a little studio work for a change and I couldn’t have asked for a better, sweeter girl to get to photograph! I mean, how cute is this little unicorn! Something else that makes this session so special is the fact that I got to photograph Mia when she was a newborn baby, it’s so fun to watch the little ones grow!
The Morrow Family! These pictures were taken at the creek on their farm. It was so fun to get to capture them all in this special place!
Peaches are definitely my favorite fruit and I’m thinking they are also my favorite Fall leaf color too!! Just a little Cox Berry Farm pumpkin patch fun with the cutest boys ever!!