The importance of the background for your summer photos

Photographers often spend a great deal of time with hair, makeup, wardrobe, and props but very little time choosing the right background for the photos. Aris Affairs Photography believes that background can make or break the photos, and Prescott has a wide array of...

Holiday Photo Packages

I love it when babies have such proud moments!  You can see it in her face that she is so pround and happy to be with her parents and to be walking! Do you have a little one that you would like to capture these moments with? It's that time of year so why wait for...

Creating a list of photo shots for your wedding

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime moment, and it’s up to the photographer to capture it! Before the ceremony, the bride and groom should sit down with their photographer and make a list of all the important shots. Aris Affairs Photography offers some ideas to...

The best time to take newborn photos

Once your adorable newborn has arrived, you will want to take a million pictures of your precious new family member. As a mom, you know just how important it is to capture these moments: time flies! A professional photography session is a great way to capture these...

How to choose a photographer for your wedding

Maybe you have been planning your wedding since you were little, or maybe you started last week. No matter how long it has been, you know there are hundreds of details to consider both big and small. It may not feel like it now, but one of the most significant...

Tips for your multi-generation family photo session

Multi-generation family photos are a wonderful way to capture a very special moment. They are a unique way to view the passage of time in your family, as well as an opportunity to create a memory with children and their grandparents or great-grandparents. These photos...

What to wear for your engagement photos

Before you stare into your closet in despair or speed to the mall, consider these top five tips from Aris Affairs Photography on how to dress for your Prescott engagement photoshoot. Beautiful photos are simpler than you think. 1. Choose outfits that feel like 'you'....

Is a Spring Wedding inYour Future? Here are Several Reasons the I Dos Should be Done in Spring

Aris Affairs Photography, your Prescott area wedding photographer, captures your spring wedding in timeless photosSpring is that time of the year when flowers are in bloom, the weather is perfectly amazing and new beginnings are in the air. Let Aris Affairs...

Tips for scheduling engagement photos

One great reason to take engagement photos is that it provides a great opportunity to work for the first time with the person who will be your wedding photographer. You can become familiar with their style and begin to feel at ease in front of their lens. What is the...

Photography is…

"Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world." - Bruno Barbey Photographs unite us all, they allow us to see things we never considered seeing, and we're all effected by them differently. At Aris Affairs, we work everyday to...

What to wear for your Spring Photo Shoot

Spring is almost here, which is our favorite time, everything is awash in new beginnings. Beautiful colors are emerging all around us, trees are becoming green again, all those local Prescott flowers are blooming make for a perfect photo backdrop opportunity. Whether...

It’s Spring Again- time to capture those family portraits along with the blooming flowers!

  I love all of the seasons that we have up here in Prescott, AZ.  I only wish that we had a bit more of the white stuff (snow).  Spring is one of my favorite seasons.  We have so many blooming trees, wild flowers, bird and animals all around us,...

Valentine’s Day family photo shoot

Valentine’s Day evokes images of romance and love. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers. It’s a great time to express how you feel about your loved ones...your family! And what better way to celebrate than to capture your loved ones in a...

Seasonal color trends for your wedding

Let Aris Affairs Photography introduce you to 2019's trendiest seasonal wedding palettes. Whether you're planning your to hold your Prescott wedding indoors or out, these color palettes are designed to inspire you and make your wedding even more beautiful. Spring...

Dance away

This past weekend we had the pleasure of photographing the action shots for the Summer Danceworks Recital at Yavapai College. It was such an experience! The girls that participated in this beautitful recital were just amazing! I haven't seen something like this...

Photographing outdoor weddings

Why are the photographs of outdoor weddings so exciting? The outdoors offers many different textures and elements to work with in photography. Aris Affairs Photography talks about photographing outdoor weddings in Prescott. A skilled photographer is able to use both...

Tips on photographing people and their pets

Pets are members of the family! So when we think of a family photo, we don’t want to leave out our four-legged family members. Aris Affairs Photography, your family photographer in Prescott, offers tips on photographing people and their pets. Yes, our pets are...

Is a Spring Wedding inYour Future? Here are Several Reasons the I Dos Should be Done in Spring

Aris Affairs Photography, your Prescott area wedding photographer, captures your spring wedding in timeless photosSpring is that time of the year when flowers are in bloom, the weather is perfectly amazing and new beginnings are in the air. Let Aris Affairs...

More great poses for your maternity photo session

Here are four more foolproof ideas for maternity photo poses from Prescott's Aris Affairs photography that put all the attention on your upcoming joy. Whether shooting indoors or out these recommendations can add variety to your Prescott shoot and be the beginning of...

Dudeoir Sessions for Valentine’s Day or Your Bride to Be and It’s Not About Getting Naked!

So the first question I’m sure you’re asking is what is "dudeoir,"- it’s a combination of Dude to represent the male and boudoir to classify it as a “sexy” portrait genre. The next question may be why. At Aris Affairs Photography Studio...

Tips For Taking Pictures of Kids

May 17, 2018

Aris Affairs Photography offers tips for taking pictures of kids in PrescottNatural looking pictures of kids always bring smiles and memories. But often those pictures we want to take to capture a moment just don’t turn out the way we want them. Aris Affairs Photography, your professional family photographer in Prescott, would like to offer a few tips for taking pictures of kids.

Timing – As the old adage goes, “Timing is Everything”. Deciding to take pictures of kids during their normal nap time will be nothing but frustrating. Or if a child is not feeling well, your chances are slim of getting the picture you want. Plan pictures for the time that is best for your child.

Have fun – Kids are not comfortable sitting still – so get down to their level and make the photo time fun! Kids are much more likely to smile when they’re having a good time.

Remove distractions – Maybe it’s an older sibling, the dog or cat, or the dirty socks on the floor. You’ll also want to make sure that there aren’t distracting objects in your picture–like a picture frame right behind the child’s head. Make sure things distracting to you AND the children are removed from the area.

Dress up – Kids love to play dress up so why not use that an excuse to get some great pictures? Somehow dressing up can really bring out the ham in your child! And while you’re at it, why not get involved with the fun yourself – maybe plop on that old rainbow wig or funky hat?

Motion – The animation of a child is part of the wonder. Make sure your camera has the ability to capture the split second image you are looking for and have it set up properly so you don’t miss the moment!

Position – Make sure you understand how light affects your pictures. To bring out the sparkle in their eyes you will want to make sure you use the light properly and you are also aware of shadows.

Although these tips will help you capture better pictures of your family, the experience of a professional photographer is one thing that most people don’t have. A professional photographer understands how to work with kids to get them to relax, have fun and show their spirit. They also have the proper equipment to stop action and they know how to use the camera settings to get exceptional pictures, even when the kids are running at full tilt.

To capture those special moments with the kids, and for professional family photography in the Prescott area, please contact Aris Affairs Photography at 928-642-4049 for more information or to schedule an appointment.