Parents know better than anyone that children grow up quickly! During their younger years, they are changing so rapidly, and it’s only natural to want to capture memories before they change and grow! But having a successful photo session with small children can seem somewhat daunting! Here are some tips to make everything run smoothly!
- Don’t skip the nap!
Well rested children tend to be much happier! A good idea is to have nap time several hours before the photo shoot, with adequate time to wake up and get ready.
- Don’t forget the snacks!
Make sure the children are fed before arriving, but it’s always a good idea to bring a couple snacks for an emergency snack break! Make sure to include foods that aren’t messy, and clear drinks that can’t stain.
- Don’t stress about smiles!
Natural smiles are the best, and it’s your photographer’s job to make everyone feel at ease and get some genuine smiles and laughs! Chances are, if you give them a few minutes to become friends with your children, those smiles are going to come sooner than later!
Photo sessions with small children can be challenging, but very rewarding! I highly recommend following these steps for a stress-free and fun photo shoot!