Capturing memories of your children growing and living their little lives is so important. You can never have too many pictures of your family as they are typically the most important images that are cherished forever.
If you’ve got some time to spare or need an afternoon activity with your kids, heading out with your camera in hand and a few ideas for photos is both fun for you and your children. But sometimes those normal photos just don’t cut it, so here is some inspiration to keep your photography sessions creative and interesting.
So many natural colors are revealed during the fall season. Take advantage of the awesome photography opportunities right at your fingertips by bundling your kids up in warm clothes and heading outside. Whether it’s a simple walk under the vibrant fall trees or rolling around in colorful leaves, you’ll be able to capture the color, laughter, and pure joy your children will display during Autumn.
If you have a furry friend in your life, you can’t deny they are a very important part of your family. Capture those moments with your little ones and their furry friends. These sweet or silly photos will be some that everyone will enjoy for the rest of your life. Stuffed animals can also do the trick.
Action shots are some of the best moments captured and also one of the easiest, because kids are always on the move! These shots look great blown up on metal or canvas art to relive that pure joy. It’s can be as simple as your children throwing a ball into the air or running around the yard barefoot to make for a fun memory that will last forever.
Hold onto those innocent moments your children share with each other; teaching the other how to draw, how to kick a ball, or how to give a high five, because many times that’s simply what siblings do. The loving photos of those interactions are absolutely priceless and you can look back during stressful days and feel nothing but joy.
Lighting is very important when it comes to a photoshoot, so focus on getting the best light you can! A simple idea to try is to get a string of small LED bulbs for your kids to hold as it can make for some really awesome photos in low light conditions. They will love wrapping up in the strands of lights and the finished photos might be some of your best photography.
Dressing your children is pretty easy up to a certain age, then things can get a little tricky. Being able to think outside the box and have bright and goofy clothes for that difficult age where every standard shot has been taken is key for an enjoyable photoshoot for everyone. These can also be some of the most memorable photos that you and your family can look back on and giggle at.
An easy way to get a great photo of a happy kid is to capture them doing something that they love. All you have to do is have your camera ready during your kiddos favorite activity or hobby. Interest changes as they get older, so it’s really fun to look back on what they once or still love.
The rockstar is such a great way to capture adorable kid moments. Simply spike the hair, throw on a leather jacket, and add a guitar that is too big and you have a little rockstar behind your lens.
If you have a free spirit on your hands, these are shots that you and your kids will think are the coolest pictures ever! Get them on wheels and snap some shots of them riding the pavement, or even getting some air.