Photo Boost | Day Five | Fun Time!
Day Five | Fun Time
The one question I’m asked the most, hands down, in my day to day work as a family photographer is – HOW on earth do I get those natural smiles and just how do I get little kids to co-operate and smile. As parents it’s the most frustrating part of trying to capture our kids in photos. Toddlers won’t look at the camera and do what we say. When they hit 3 or 4 we can finally get them to look at the camera, (even if it’s via a bribe or a threat ) but now they give us that really cringe worthy fake smile.
So what to do? I recommend being silly, acting the clown, or cracking a good poo joke. Seriously, poo jokes, they work almost every time. If you little one doesn’t even want to stand there, then give them something fun to do, something to focus on that’s not having their photo taken like blowing bubbles, throwing leaves everywhere, jumping as high in the sky as you can. Keep it positive and fun, and you’ll tame those monkeys and be capturing real smiles in no time at all!
Take a few shots of your little ones, or ask a friend if you can borrow theirs. Have fun with it, channel your inner child and capture some gorgeous smiles. Don’t forget to upload your photo to instagram and tag #photmojophotoboost #myphotomojo #MPMdayfive