Posing Littles

Monday, September 10, 2018

I've had a few questions on how I get cute pics of Declan so I thought I would share a few things from a post I recently did for my photography blog on how to pose little ones! When dealing with children you definitely have to work around what they are doing! Here are a few tips on how to get great photos of little ones without too much bribery!

I've used all of these tips at home and when I am photographing clients. Instead of sharing a billion photos of Declan (I had to resist) I decided to share some photos from past photography sessions I have done. My clients are the cutest!!

Interact with them! Sitting perfectly posed, looking at the camera and smiling, can be a lot to ask of a little person. Not to mention looking at a camera can make them feel shy. But when you direct their focus on you or something that will bring out their adorable smile you can give yourself a window of time to take some quick shots!

Let them do their thing!! Sometimes giving them directions like sit still, smile, look over here, etc can be overwhelming. Sometimes its best to just keep a relaxing environment and let them explore! You can really capture their personality and document their curiosity! 

Try using a zoom lens which will allow you to hang back and be more discrete when taking photos. This is great for kids who tend to be a little more camera shy, or when you want to capture some great candids!

Be silly!! No little one can resist a funny face, noise, or joke! Make sure to tap into your inner child and get some natural laughs, even if it's at your expense! Another thing you can do is hold a toy to get their attention or something that makes noise. It works great for fur babies as well! 

Just a few tips about light. An hour or so before sunset is always my favorite time to photograph outside. If you happen to be out in mid day you can always find some shade to take photos! When photographing indoors try to use as much natural window light as possible! Remember to turn off all ceiling or lamp lights because even with a good amount of window light you can still get an orange glow. I'm always happy to answer any questions so don't hesitate to reach out! Happy Monday!



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