Updated: Oct 16, 2022
5 secrets to a successful family photoshoot with littles.
Tip #1 - You know your child(ren) best.
If you know your oldest is headstrong and doesn't like photos, let your photographer know. If you know your two youngest aren't great listeners, communicate that beforehand so the photographer knows what to expect, but keep in mind that the photographer you hired has worked with all types of families and may have some tricks up their sleeve.
Tip #2 - Be flexible!
Know that if you feel stressed, your kids will feel it that. Try to relax and have fun, take the pressure of! If one kid is tired of photos, take photos with the others and let them cool off. If one kid is wanting to take photos with their toy, take photos with and without their toy as a bargain. Working WITH your kids personalities has greater benefits when time is running out.
"Working WITH your kids personalities has greater benefits when you are short on time."
Tip #3 - Chaos is welcomed.
Think about your family photoshoot as a playdate, but wearing nice clothes. Whatever the kids want to do, we do it! This is a session where chaos is WELCOMED! That is the secret to a successful photo session, to really capture authentic emotion.
Tip #4 - Book a 30 minute- 1 hour photoshoot.
On average, young kids last 45 minutes during a photoshoot, so 30 minutes to an hour is the perfect time! You may also have time to take photos of just you and your significant other while the kiddos run around you.
Tip #5 - Be prepared!
Bring extra clothes, just in case!
I know getting photos done as a young family can be intimidating, nerve-racking, and full of surprises, so I hope this blog was helpful! If you have any tips, feel free to share in the comments below!
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