Children’s Lifestyle Photography Tips
Defined as a style of photography that aims to portray real-life situations in a controlled setting, children’s lifestyle photography captures children in their natural element.
No frivolous props.
No over-the-top setup.
Just children in their natural element, being their authentic selves.
Capture the wonder and magic of childhood with these children’s lifestyle photography tips:
Lights! Camera! Capture the action!
Action packed photos make a powerful statement. Photograph your child in motion – running, skipping, jumping, playing their favorite sport.
Photograph the fun
Forget those forced poses and smiles. Capture your child having fun – real fun. Photograph them doing something silly or while doing something they truly love – painting, reading, lying in the grass on a warm sunny day. You’re guaranteed to elicit genuine smiles from your child if she’s doing the things she loves most.
Focus on the details
Childhood is but a brief moment in time. Photograph those details you’re sure to look back on when you’re sending them off to college – handfuls of sand, itty bitty toes, little feet running, skipping and jumping.
Create an emotional connection
Make those sweet moments last forever. Capture your children making a connection – holding hands, in a warm embrace, kissing loved ones, etc.
Put some space between you and your subject
Step back and give your child some breathing room. Allow her to imagine, create and explore on her own.
Watch, wait and click
Exercise patience. Watch. Wait. Let the magic unfold naturally. And when that powerful moment hits? Click!
Do you prefer to stage and plan your shoots with kids or do you gravitate more toward lifestyle photography?