Creating a fun and relaxed environment during portrait sessions is so important! When children feel at ease and enjoy the experience, it shines through in their photographs, resulting in beautiful, authentic images. Here are three strategies to help you create a fun and relaxed atmosphere for your children during their portrait session.
First and foremost, it’s crucial to set the tone by remaining calm and positive. Children are highly perceptive and can pick up on the energy around them. If you approach the session with stress or frustration, they may mirror those feelings. Instead, maintain a cheerful demeanor, and show genuine excitement about capturing their unique personalities in the photographs.
Incorporating playful elements into the session can also help create a fun and relaxed environment. Consider bringing their favorite toys or props that they can interact with during the shoot. This will not only keep them engaged but also add a personal touch to the photographs. Let them explore and have fun, capturing candid moments that reflect their true selves.
Making the session interactive can also make it more enjoyable for your children. Engage them in conversation, ask about their favorite hobbies or activities, and encourage them to share their stories. This not only helps to establish a connection but also distracts them from any camera shyness they may have. By encouraging their participation and involvement, you create an environment where they feel comfortable and valued.
I want your family portrait session to be enjoyable for everyone and I don’t want your children to associate taking photographs with negative emotions. Let’s all take a deep breath and capture beautiful memories together!
Hi friends, I’m Kandace! I’m based in East TN and specialize in weddings, branding and lifestyle portrait photography.
Although Tennessee is where I now reside, I’m available for booking in my hometown (Kansas City, MO) and beyond!
I’ve been snapping candids of my loved ones since I learned how to use a disposable camera back in the day, so it’s no surprise I turned photography into a career. As time has passed, I’ve learned how precious the moments we capture and the connections we build in the process are.
With 9 years of professional photography experience, lifelong passion for leaving a positive mark in this world, and a natural eye for capturing raw emotions, my goal is to provide you with heartwarming memories and framable moments that will last a lifetime.