8 SECRETS TO POSING TWO OR MORE CHILDREN
I have a son and daughter and so I have been blessed with both worlds. Once again, being engaged is key. You can always let them be their own person, but I will admit that posing is tough in these situations because now you are dealing with multiple personalities (literally!)
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Here are some suggestions for posing 2 or more children together
- Have them look at each other, give hugs
- Have them photobomb or make faces at each other
- Bring someone who can make them laugh and will pay attention: Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, older siblings, and pets!
- Yes, Shoot meltdowns and temper tantrums too!
- Giving them 5-10 minute breaks and regroup.
- Try to limit your shoot to 30minutes to an hour.
- Make sure your kids eat or take naps prior to, especially if they are smaller kids/toddlers! They end up tired fast and will shut down in front of the camera.
- If all else fails, resort to Bribery! Tell the kids you’re going to do something fun but need their help. Tell them if they are good and do well, you will reward them with a trip to the Ice cream parlor or a trip to the toy store.
In conclusion, being a Mom-tographer is not an easy job, but the results are priceless! My motto for taking my children’s pictures all the time? If I don’t take them, who else will? In the long run, you’ll have quality photographs that people will envy and love. As a perk, you will become your children’s bonafide print/commercial agent, and don’t have to spend an arm and leg for composites or head shots!
Every year, each family milestone becomes a fun narrative to capture. It brings creative ideas to fruition; bringing new concepts to commercial type portrait sessions. Outdoing last year’s holiday portraits becomes a welcoming challenge. In a nutshell, I have the best of both worlds, my children have kept me focused and thinking of new ways to “up my game”. They have metamorphed into beautiful human beings. Above all, they have helped transform and have become the best marketing tools for my business. I have found myself thoroughly blessed.
I’m hoping that with these tips, you will find the same passion, energy and satisfaction in capturing timeless memories.
Good luck, and remember
Practice does not make perfect. Only Perfect practice makes perfect – Vince Lombardi
Hi, I am Janet Brock of Purely Captivating Photography, based in San Diego, CA! I am truly excited about this honorable invitation of being a Guest blogger for Sixth Bloom, by Erin Rachel Photography.
I will confess quickly, that I am a workaholic Mom with two adolescent children. I am an ER/ICU Respiratory Therapist by trade, but a very passionate wedding and portrait photographer by heart! I not only juggle my business, work, baseball, karate and volunteer for Operation Love and The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep foundation; but I am also a proud U.S. Marine Corps Spouse, who also helps care for my amazing Mom who just suffered a stroke 4 months ago. Needless to say, I simply adore my family and my big fluffy Persian cat, Sebastian. There is certainly not enough hours in a day for this Mommy! Although I struggle to find balance in everything in my life, I take it in stride and believe in God to guide me; give me courage and strength to accomplish all that I need to do. I embrace all things that life has to offer and hope that I can somehow make a difference, this includes my photography! As a professional photographer and Mommy, it is understood that my camera is constantly attached to my hip! With these aspects in my repertoire, it is my goal to document the lives of my kids and my family as much as I can. What better way to explore the world than to capture my own!
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