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How To Get Your Kids Naturally Smiling During The Photoshoot

Photoshoots with young kids can be tough. They might not be in the mood, and you might end up with many photos of them looking like they’re about to cry. So if you’re planning a family photoshoot soon, we have a few tips you can use to get your kids to smile during a family photography session.

And who knows? You might even have some fun in the process!

Talk To Them Beforehand About What To Expect

If your kids know what’s going to happen during the photo shoot, they’ll be more likely to cooperate. Explain that you just want a few pictures of them looking natural and happy. Reassure them that it won’t be a long process and that the family photographer will make it fun.

Let Them Warm Up To The Camera

If your kids feel shy, let them warm up to the camera by letting the photographer take candid shots of them playing or goofing around. Once they see that the camera isn’t anything to be scared of, they’ll be more likely to give the family photographer a natural smile when it’s time for the “official” photos.

Find Something Fun To Do

Another great way to get natural smiles is to find something fun you can do together. This could be playing peek-a-boo or hide-and-seek, making silly faces, or tickling them. Anything that will make them laugh will also help you get some great shots.

Pick The Right Time

Getting your kids to cooperate and smile will be even more challenging if they are tired or cranky. So try to pick a time when they’re well-rested and in a good mood. For example, right after they wake up in the morning or right after they eat a snack are both generally good times.

Get Down On Their Level

Get down on the ground so that you meet their eye level. This will help them feel more comfortable and make it easier for them to interact with you. And the family photographer will snap away a few adorable shots while you’re on the ground with them.

Get In Touch With A Dallas-Based Family Photographer

At Lily Hayes Photography, we help you capture beautiful and memorable moments with your family. We offer different family photography packages that you can choose from according to your needs and the one that fits your budget.

We also offer newborn photography and maternity photography sessions at our studio.

Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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