Toddlers aren’t exactly known for being the most cooperative people on the planet.
So on the day of your photo session, you might be worried about getting a great shot that perfectly captures your 2-year-old’s toothy grin or your preschooler’s sweet personality.
Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make your toddler’s photo session a success!
I’ve teamed up with Portrait Innovations to share 5 must-read toddler photo tips. You can see them all on Portrait Innovations’ new blog!
9 responses to “5 Quick Tips for a Spectacular Toddler Photo Session”
Great tips, especially timing it right and bringing “props”. When they can focus on that, instead of the camera, that’s good. Maybe a game of tickle monster before the shoot, to get them smiling and loosened up (makes for great photos during the tickle-fest too!). I take photos of my kids when they’re engaged in something else, like play.
I love the idea of having a tickle fight beforehand!
I have to take lots of pictures of my toddlers for my review/family blog. What works for me is interaction during the shoot. Asking questions, saying silly things and teasing will almost always bring out a smile or funny expression. I don’t even point my camera at the beginning, but just let it rest on my lap while we have fun. When my children start having fun and being relaxed, then I quietly starting pointing….and shooting!
I love the idea of not bringing out the camera right away and instead just let them have fun!
Biggest tip for me? Having a DSLR. Toddlers are *fast* and I couldn’t imagine using a point and shoot with its lag time to capture great photos!
Agreed! That would be impossible!
I really need to read this! Heading over.
In my opinion sometimes it’s little bit hard to explain kid: ” ok now please sit down and do nitching” but… after that when kids do something suddenly that was the best shot 🙂