Photographing toddlers, whether in a family setting or for their own private shoot can be difficult. You never know if you are going to get the shy one who clings to mommy and daddy or the loud crazy one who won't hold still for 1/60th of a second. Here are some great tips from some very talented photographers for getting those great photos to hand over to your clients.
When photographing Toddlers with Family:
I like to remind the parents its ok to have some fun and just play with their kids. Sometimes kids can pick up on their parents frustrations and then they become fussy. When the parents let loose the kids do to. And I try to remember to let them be themselves. You always have certain expectations going into a session as a photographer, things never go the way I plan but they usually go better, in a way that I never invisioned before. :) -Tiny Bird Photography
For more candid sessions:
I ♥ working with kids! They are my favorite to work with. I find you just have to let them be who they are, try not to pose them jsut let them run wild! trying to get them to sit and look a certain way will just get them cranky and not wanting to take photos! but having a race with the photographer is LOTS of FUN! - Sarah Guerin-Purdy
Helping a toddler pose:
Showing the toddler how to pose & what faces to make is much more effective than just telling them to "put their hands on their face & look silly". Showing them what you want, having fun with it, & being very energetic goes a long way! - Shannon Fulton Photography
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