2. Good Better 3. 4. 5. *The rule of thirds 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Make sure you arent the one that is always behind the camera!!
Be sensitive to the person that always takes pictures and offer to take theirs!
Dont take pictures just of your child/children.This is probably your interest but one day they will want to see pictures of you and other members of the family!
Once your child is around 3-4 years of age allow them to take pictures with the camera to see their perspective.
12. *Know your familys happy time when scheduling your appointment *Bring snacks and drinks for kiddos *Bring any special objects your child might be attached to, both for photographing and for the photographer to use to get smiles. *If you are having family pictures made, ask a friend or family member that knows your children to come with you to help get younger children to smile and look at the camera *Dont stress if your child is not cooperating.They feed off that and it makes it stressful for everyone- Let your child be boss.*If you have ideas or poses you really want, dont hesitate to tell the photographer! 13. Here are a few tips when trying to decide what to wear: *Solid colors work best for group pictures *Try to steer clear of busy patterns (i.e. flowers, stripes and especially small plaids) *Wear something that matches your style you are trying to portray (i.e. elegant, playful, grunge, country etc.)