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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.