I’ve been photographing kids and babies for over ten years now, and I’ve literally seen IT ALL. Some kids are bubbly and giggly by nature, others are shy and cautious. But no matter the personality type of the kid, every parent wants a portrait of their kid’s REAL smile. You may notice that your children whip out their go-to fake-smile-with-teeth-clenched expression every time they see your camera. We definitely don’t want to frame that. That’s why I’ve created a cheat sheet for you with my TOP TEN TIPS FOR CAPTURING REAL SMILES from kids. I use some of these tricks in every single client and personal session and they have all gotten me the best smiles. Just drop your email in the link above and you’ll get my cheat sheet delivered straight to your inbox.
Whether you’re trying to capture great photos at home, on vacation or at events, these tips will give you something to try in any scenario. Print them out or save them to your phone under your “favorites” so you can access them quickly. If you’re a family photographer, print this for your camera bag and you’ll thank yourself later when you get a grumpy or uncooperative kiddo.