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Top 5 Kid Tips for Making a Photo Session with Kids Easier

Here are 5 kid tips for making a photo session with your kiddos easier. You may be feeling a bit apprehensive but have no fear these tips will help. Children aren’t always easy to deal with, which is why the below tips will definitely come in handy before your upcoming photo session.


1. Don’t make a huge deal out of it. If you’re stressed out and cranky, your kids will usually pick up on it and act accordingly. Their behavior will usually be better if you are relaxed and having fun. You may have to make some compromises to keep the peace such as letting your energetic daughter’s hair stay straight instead of curling it because she won’t sit still. Focus on the big picture and don’t sweat the small stuff.


2. Make it fun. Let the kids have a couple of “fun pictures” where they get to pick their own pose or props. You get to keep the more serious photos while they get to keep their silly photos. This way everyone wins. If you are struggling to get your kids to sit still, turn the photo session into a game. Simon Says usually works like a charm.


3. Be prepared for anything. Find a photographer that can get you the photos you need in a short time. Seasonal minis are a great way to get your family photos. They only last a short time ranging from 10 to 20 minutes instead of the full session of 1 to 2 hours. Bringing some snacks and activities along is also a great idea. If you are having your own photos taken too then you might want to bring a babysitter or family member along to watch the kids. If you happen to be shooting in a remote location, you never know when you might need something like bug spray, tissues, or a first aid kit so bring that along too.


4. Be patient. Save your sanity by trying not to control the photo session too much. Sometimes the best photos come from kids just doing their own thing. Work with your photographer and your photos will look fantastic.


5. Have a chat. Get your children talking to both you and the photographer about topics such as school or their favorite songs. This allows them to feel more comfortable around your photographer and will also give your photographer a chance to capture a few candid and cute expressions.

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January 18, 2023

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