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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

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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 ;).

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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.

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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.

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taken with cell phone

To see the video with footage of the actual photos shoot with my kiddos, check out the video!

Salli

Thursday 30th of April 2015

I think the picture idea is great! My kids have done that for me in the past. A nice new 8x10 to replace the one hanging in our Living Room. This year I received a beautiful picture of my daughter taken at her wedding in December as one of my gifts. Alittle early but she said she will have another gift for me on the actual day! Haha! Makes a good memory to cherish them from the age they are in the picture. Great thinking Melanie!

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Thursday 30th of April 2015

Would love photo tutorials.. we are headed to Alaska and I want great pictures. ..

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