Most of you know already that apart from being a mama, I am also a full time photographer.
I don’t. Yep, thats right, I don’t.
jeez sometimes I dont even get her face, just the back of the head as she runs from me shouting ‘no no no no mama‘. Sure the back of her head is pretty but it’s not what people want to see.
When I am at work, the children aren’t too familiar with me, so they are happy to play along for an hour sometimes two. It’s fun and its someone new who sings songs and plays hide & seek with them.
And asks them a million questions.
Ruby, well she was happy to play along for the first week of her 365 then she soon became bored.
‘Great! Here’s mama with that camera again! I wish I could have a poop in peace.‘
She runs off in the middle of a shot, she runs to the camera and kisses it which results in nothing but a blurred eye or lip. She’ll sit there and cry if I pop her somewhere lovely just for a second. Or she’ll pull a face no one really wants to see.
Don’t believe me? I have proof… (She’ll thank me for these when she is older).
So, I thought I’d give out a few tips on how to photograph your own children.
What a great post! Thanks, this is really going to help me with my picture taking! My Lincoln is a rum little 2 year old who loves exploring so I have many pictures of the back of his head and that's on a good day! 😉
Putting music on normally helps but I guess as always with little ones, it's a case of trial and error!!
Your out takes are about 20,000 times better than any photo that's ever 'made the grade' in my collection haha! Kudos x
The mum of all trades
you've left out having a very photogenic model! she is a wee dote, just gorgeous. I love the picture of you both on the merrygoround, I would have to frame that one!