Photographing Kids

This has been one of my weaknesses simply because I get caught up in how cute kids can be and how funny they are too!

Within the last 6 months I’ve be privileged enough to photograph a few kids and will share my experiences 🙂

Firstly, they do not keep still and run around…ALOT so you have to travel light and have comfortable footwear on!

Make sure your shutter speed is at a decently high rate because they move around you have to move fast and think quickly.

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mid-fall on the bouncy castle
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a moment of tickles

Other times they occupy themselves with things totally irrelevant to the moment but it still makes for a great photo.

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I would have preferred for this lil guy not to have his bottle in the pic but it actually makes his eyes stand out more! #CutenessCentral

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The shots I love taking are the natural, not knowing I was filming you, shots.  I believe they really capture the childlike qualities and pure innocence.

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There are however kids who are proper posers! And they make for really remarkable shots, the two below are my godsons! 🙂

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Above all make sure they are having fun, make it an enjoyable experience as no one to sit or stand somewhere for too long! I would recommend having toys present or an activity they can do so that they forget you’re around taking pictures.  Totally depends on the child and the type of shot tho! 🙂

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