The 3 Best Tips for Posing with Your Children | Sarasota Family Photographer
Tired of just taking photos of your children without your being in them?
Yes! You need to be in the photos with your children. You deserve it. I absolutely make sure moms (including myself when I get together with my own family) get into the photos with their children.
So, to help you fight any possible shyness, resistance or insecurities of being in front of the camera, here are the three best tips for posing with your children. If it's just dad snapping some photos, or for your birthday or even if it's just because, these tips will help you.
If you are currently one of my clients or a future client, no worries. During our session, I gently guide and direct you through these tips as well as others to create natural, authentic connection between you and your children.
Angle towards the camera
Position yourself so your body is angled towards the camera and not straight on. Most moms do the standard pose of standing in the middle with arms wrapped around each child staring straight into the camera. Because of this type of pose with bodies straight on, the camera makes you look the widest. Who wants that, am I right?
Being angled presents a more flattering pose. Wrap your arm around your child positioning your body towards the child. If you have more than one child, have them wrap their arms around you. You can switch up the positions so it doesn't look like you are only favoring one child.
Get up close and personal
Don't worry about personal space when taking photos with your children. It may feel natural to have a gap when you are hugging, but in an image - it will look and feel large. For more emotion and connection, get up close and personal and put your faces together.
Go cheek to cheek or nose to nose to ensure you are getting that closeness with connection and touching.
Move it! Move it!
It's time to get up and move with your children. You'll look back at these moments of being fun with genuine, natural smiles. Depending upon their ages, you can swing them around, chase after them, tickle them, walk and talk or just dance! You won't even remember you are having photos taken.
There you go! Three simple, easy posing tips for you and your children. Use these tips by trying them out yourself or preparing for a photo session with me. These tips will help you feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera while at the same time, giving you authentic, natural emotions and connection with beautiful images of you and your children.
Now, pass that camera off or book your family session with me - all the while feeling positive and self-confident that you will look your absolute best!
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