Parenting young children can be exhausting, but you still want to remember every moment, and photos are a great way to do that. However, any parent knows how difficult it can be to capture pictures of kids who are always in motion—and sometimes throwing a fit. Check out these tips from the professionals for taking better photos of your children. I included photographs I took from my phone for this blog, these are not professional images from my camera.
Take advantage of natural light.
When taking photos in your home, look for places with plenty of window light. This natural light will help eliminate harsh shadows and give your photos a fresh, even appearance. Plus, what better way to capture images of your children than in the home you share?
Candid photos are a great way to capture your kids’ personalities, and getting outside to explore lets your children get out some energy and allows you to take images of them being their genuine selves.
Ask for help from a friend.
When you’re behind the camera, it can be hard to also get your child’s attention. Consider enlisting a friend or family member to help get your kid to look at you by making fun noises or pulling a goofy face.
Bring a point and shoot camera with you everywhere.
You never know when the moment and the light will be perfect for snapping a few photos. It could be just a simple day at the park or a visit to Grandma and Grandpa, but you’ll value every memory you manage to capture in the future.
Pay attention to everyday moments.
You don’t have to plan a grand photo shoot to create memories of your children. You’ll want to remember the everyday moments too, like bath time or reading a bedtime story. Be sure to capture candid photos of your kids just living life, whether it’s playing or even just eating breakfast.
When it comes to taking photos of your kids, the important thing is capturing their personalities, so you can have images to cherish for years to come. Hopefully, these tips can help you make the most of your photos!