My very first photo shoot was of my friends children Selena, Tava and Zimari. I had bought some fun props. I wanted to get some pictures with bubbles and the brightly colored bubble bottles in them. I had also brought a pack of chalk for them to draw with. It's great to get the colors from the chalk and as a bonus their art work into the pictures. If you give kids something fun to do it may help them feel more comfortable getting their pictures taken.
|Tava November 2010|
If you don't have something on hand to give them you could use what is around you. I saw this big grassy hill that I thought the kids would like to roll down. The kids loved the idea and I had a good time trying not to fall on my face while getting a good picture. I didn't fall and I got my shot of the youngest daughter with a great big smile on her face and the bright green grass really makes this picture pop.
|Justin & Elijah 2008|
Sometimes pictures are just waiting for you to take them you don't have to plan anything at all just look for the special moments. My boyfriend Justin and I went to the beach with our nephew Elijah one day. They were having a great time trying to find crabs amongst the rocks. I thought it was precious when Elijah used his Uncle Justin's back to stabilize himself from falling.I also thought the color of the seaweed, rocks and water would make a great backdrop for the picture.
Sometimes the best pictures will happen naturally. You just have to be ready to catch them when they come.