Being a blogger, I am often after a certain shot and trying to showcase an item as best as I can on a wiggly, impatient child. This can bring many challenges for the mommy behind the camera.
I have been blogging for a few years now, and have learned some very vital “Do’s and Don’ts” to getting the most out of your blogging photo session when your child or children are involved. Here are the 5 DO'S.
Just try a different spot in the room, or try having them sitting or standing. Try your most ideal spot first, then if your child seems willing still, switch things around.
Giving your clients a break from smiling is essential, and this is so important to remember that children will need a break too.
DO GROUP SHOTS FIRST, THEN MOVE SINGLES FROM OLDEST TO YOUNGEST
You know your kids best - but this method seems to be the most productive. If I am grouping my kids together, I work this in very first while they are more willing to cooperate.
Then I excuse everyone to play (or watch or whatever) and take the oldest child for her single shots. The older ones seem to have more of a vision of what you are doing, and they will tolerate sitting there the longest (in most cases).