photographing children – keep it real
Welcome to Please Don’t Say Cheese…
your guide to taking simply stunning photos of your kids
As a parent I’m sure you have at some time purchased a camera with the aim of getting nice pictures of the kids? I’m sure you truly cherish every moment you have with your children, and we want to remember it all. Do you often look at your photos and feel that you have not captured the moment, their personalities or the emotion you feel?
I am Robyn, and I’ve been a professional child photographer for over seven years and a fanatical amateur photographer for most of my life. As a professional, I have learned all of the tips and tricks to getting great images time after time when photographing children. Please Don’t Say Cheese (the blog, workshops and resources) is here to help you to make sure your photos of children are more memorable.
your first tip – keep it real
Forget about formal settings and posed shots. Those aren’t the ideal situations for photographing children and capturing who they really are and how you want to remember them. For natural looking child photography let your children simply play and be themselves, and while they’re playing you can capture beautiful, memorable and candid images.
It is much easier to get successful candid shots of your smaller children, as they tend to do their own thing and not look to you for direction, which means they can be playing and totally unaware of you as you shoot gorgeous pictures of them.
In the next post we will look at how to get the natural and “non-cheesy” images of your older kids (i.e. please don’t say cheese).