I was thinking through what sort of DIY to make for Mother’s Day over on my YouTube Channel, and at first thought I was going to do an apron tutorial. I don’t have one one my channel yet, and that could be a cute project. And then I got to thinking about it…
I would not appreciate an apron for Mother’s Day LOL. And then I thought about my Mom, Mother in law and Step mom who would all feel the same way. Call me crazy, but I don’t like to cook that much and wouldn’t want a gift that puts me back in the kitchen cooking ha! Maybe, its just me… what do you think? Don’t get me wrong, its a great gift. Christmas, Birthday or a Just Because – but Mother’s Day? No.
So, have no fear I will still do an apron tutorial – I actually really need one! But it won’t be my Mother’s Day tutorial hehe. HERE is a link to my playlist of other Mother’s Day appropriate DIY’s.
So instead of an apron, I wanted to do something that everyone would love… Every mom or mother figure that I know would love an updated photo of their kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews – whatever the case might be.
So here are my 4 Tips for taking good photos of your kids!
1. Use a Prop
Let them wear what they want
I know my kids happened to pick clothes that match (which was convenient lol) but I honestly told them they could pic whatever they wanted as long as it was a “church clothes” outfit. I think this helps them feel more comfortable in what they are wearing ;).
Taken with Cell phone camera
Now is the time to take good photos of your kids. Don’t wait until you invest in a dslr, or until you can borrow one from a friend. Now is the time.
Wait until the end of the day to take photos. The last hour or 2 before sunset is the best time. The sun isn’t too harsh creating weird shadows or shining in their eyes. It’s a nice diffused light, but you don’t have to use a flash.
taken with cell phone
To see the video with footage of the actual photos shoot with my kiddos, check out the video!