Very few things are more rewarding than a successful children’s photo session. Children’s expressions are so open and emotions so genuine, that the photos can become true masterpieces. Or not. Because it’s not very easy to photograph children, especially if you’re a beginner. Here are some tips that will help you take great photos of kids.
Prepare Everything You Need in Advance
This tip applies to all photography sessions, but is especially important for children’s photography. Remember that children get tired faster and have a shorter attention span, so you’d want to be as efficient as possible.
Pick Your Timing and Location
When you are planning your photo session, pick the time and place that will be comfortable for everyone. Children are the happiest after a snack and a nap, so you may want to make sure they are well-rested and not hungry.
If you want to photograph them outdoors, pick a beautiful yet safe location. And if you want to take photos indoors, make sure there is enough room for everyone.
Take the Most Difficult Shots at the Beginning
I’ve already mentioned that children have a short attention span. That’s why it’s a good idea to do the most difficult shots right at the beginning of the session while the child is still focused. It’s a great time to take poses and more formal shots, as well as shots where you are limiting the child’s movement.
We hope that these tips will help you take better photos of children. Most importantly, we hope that you and your subjects will enjoy the photo session a lot.