Posing people for a photo that looks natural and comfortable can be challenging. But when you add little ones on top of that who run around, get hungry, fall down, or cry for no reason at all, it takes challenging to a whole new level. Here are a few tips on how to get great photos of little ones without too much bribery!
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!
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!
Whether its your own little ones or photographing clients, all of these things can apply! If you have any questions or great ideas of your own feel free to comment!