Secrets to Photographing Kids November 9, 2011Posted by Emily in : Little Man Dallin, Photography, Princess Hannah , trackback
The silent activity on my blog is a result of being busier than normal.
I have so much to share. I’m not sure where to begin . . .
Until I collect my thoughts, and organize my images, how about if I share two recent shoots of my kids? You can also check out some of my recent shoots: the Salt Flats, new head shots, and some cool composite imagery over on my photo blog.
I rarely photograph my kids. Well, I take that back. I photograph them all the time on the iPhone, so that counts, right? What I meant to say is that I rarely have an actual “photo session” with my kids.
These are two different sessions. I photographed Hannah during the peak of the fall leaves, and then I photographed Dallin two weeks later. (I absolutely needed an assistant to photograph him, so it was a matter of coordinating with David on a warmish afternoon.) Dallin’s session lasted about seven minutes. Hannah on the other hand, let me work with her in two different locations for about 45 minutes.
I have a few secrets to share when it comes to photographing kids . . .
Secret #1 when photographing kids: tell lame knock knock jokes. The more they don’t make sense, the better. (I told a silly knock knock joke to Hannah which allowed me to capture this expression.)
Secret #2: Play Simon Says or Follow the Leader. Make it a game and they will play with you and give you darling expressions!
Secret #3: Tell them to perform. (I told Hannah to perform for all the passing cars and pedestrians. She played a killer version of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Look at her stance! She acts like she’s been playing for years!)
Secret #4: Role Play. Kids LOVE to role play! Tell them what is happening in the invisible world and they will get into character!