So, you’ve got a camera and you love to grab it at every available opportunity to photograph your kids… all those milestones, all those days out, all the special times together as a family. But sometimes you wish you could improve the photos you take… sometimes it’s frustrating that they won’t look your way, smile at the same time and generally behave for the camera, right?
As a specialist in natural Family Photography, I know that capturing wonderful photos of children has a huge dollop of Child Psychology involved. So here’s some simple ways you can capture better photos of your children BEFORE you whip the camera out!
1) Pick your moment
Have you ever been in the middle of a good book/film/bubble bath and someone is suddenly DEMANDING your attention? Irritating, isn’t it?! You’re right ‘in the moment’ and you don’t really appreciate the interruption. This is quite often how children feel when they are absolutely in the middle of THE BEST GAME EVER, or perhaps have just arrived somewhere new and exciting and want to explore…. and and and… you want to take their photo! You’ll get a much better response if you pick a moment when they are NOT dying to go off and do something else quite so much.