In my opinion, children are so much fun to photograph. They have such a sweet spirit about them that makes me smile. I know that mom and dad always seem to want the “posed” looking at the camera smiles, sometimes that is nice but I truly appreciate the candid laughs, playful interactions and innocence that we can only get out of them by laughing along and playing with them. Those are the genuine smiles anyway, I believe.
My tip for successful children photos is this: just have fun. When the kids see you having fun, THEY will too. All of the naps, snacks, prep work and bribes in the world won’t get those fun, relaxed, natural smiles. Having a carefree, relaxed session with low expectations will get the results you will LOVE, I promise you. I love when my clients just sit back and let me do all of the work, I get smiles and giggles just like this sweet set of siblings.
These two are so adorable…they wouldn’t stop hugging and loving on each other. I just adore when brothers and sisters are this way. Melts my heart. Without further adieu, here are the siblings that melted my heart, Jackson (4) and Grace (3).