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Easy Tips for Taking Good Photos of Kids

Thank you so much for sharing!

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!

Tip 1

1. Use a Prop




Tip #2

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

Tip #3

Don’t Wait

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.


Tip #4

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!

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