Photography has the ability to capture a moment in time and freeze it forever. When done well, childhood photography can preserve the innocence and magic of childhood for years to come.
In this post, we’ll share some tips for capturing beautiful childhood photos, no matter what your age or experience with photography may be.
As our children grow, time seems to move faster and faster. Before we know it, they’re all grown up and we have cherished memories to look back on.
One way to capture those fleeting moments is through family photography. Photos are a visual record of our lives, and they become more precious as the years go by.
Family photos don’t have to be stuffy or posed – in fact, the most natural and memorable photos are the ones that capture genuine moments of love and laughter. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can create beautiful family portraits that will be cherished for a lifetime.
The best time to book a family photography session is typically around 6-8 weeks in advance.
Why? Family photographers are often in high demand, so it’s best to reserve your spot as soon as possible. In addition, most photographers will block out specific dates for family sessions, so it’s important to book early to ensure that your preferred date is still available.
If you’re looking for a photographer during the holidays, be sure to book at least 3-4 months in advance, as these sessions tend to fill up quickly.
Sessions usually take around one to two hours, and we recommend that everyone comes well-rested and with a positive attitude.
We want your kids to have as much fun as possible, so we usually start off the session with some fun games or activities or even just a little walk to check out the area. This will help them relax and get comfortable in front of the camera.
Once they’re warmed up, we’ll start capturing those natural and candid moments that you’ll cherish forever. We always aim to capture the natural beauty and personality of each child.
We’ll wrap up the session with a few more portraits of the whole family, so make sure to dress your best, my Pinterest page can help with what works best in front of the camera!
One of the most important things you can do to prepare your kids for a family photography session is to talk to them about it in advance. Explain what’s going to happen and why you’re all going to be taking photos. This will help them understand the process and feel more comfortable participating in it.
Another thing you can do is practice poses and expressions at home. This will help your kids feel more confident and natural in front of the camera. Plus, it’s always a lot of fun!
Finally, make sure to arrive to your session early so that your kids have plenty of time to explore and play. This will help them relax and have a good time.
Capturing natural smiles and expressions from your kids can be a little tricky, but it’s definitely not impossible. Here are a few tips to help you out:
1. Make sure that you’re relaxed and having fun. If you’re tense or stressed, it will show in your photos.
2. Try to get down to your child’s level. This will help them feel more comfortable and will make them less likely to hide behind you or giggle.
3. Be patient! It may take a few tries, but eventually your child will get used to the camera and you’ll be able to capture their true personality on film.
4. Have fun! Photography is all about capturing memories, so make sure that you enjoy the process. The more relaxed you are, the better the photos will be.
Once you’ve captured all those cherished memories, what do you do with them? Here are a few ideas:
Print them out and hang them on your walls or stick them in photo albums
Create a photo book or digital photo album to store and share online
Print out a few favorites and put them in a picture frame to hang on your desk or bedside table
Create a custom photo collage for your mantelpiece or hallway
When it comes to photography, nothing is more precious than capturing the innocence and magic of childhood. A good family photographer will help you do just that, by capturing the special moments and expressions that make your children unique. If you’re looking for a family photographer in the Mornington Peninsula, be sure to contact me. I would love to help you capture the magic of childhood!
0415 034 687
Sarah is a family and wedding photographer on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.
As an Australian business we pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands, and acknowledge that this has always been and will always be Aboriginal land.
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