Always take advantage of a child that likes to be dressed up! It is a pain to get most kids into a cute outfit so when you find one that enjoys it, use it!! I took the above photo of my little sister Grace in summer, she is obviously a bumbble bee! Adorable!
If you take 100 pictures, well one of them is bound to be good. Right? Babies are constantly wiggling and squirming so you can’t expect to take three photos and have a masterpeice. I took about 400 photos of my new baby cousin to get the picture above.
Make friends with someone before you point a camera at them and they will be ten million times more comfortable with you. I made friends with this boy while on a walk on day in the summer and he wanted me to take pictures of him with his bunnies. Sooo cuteee!
Baby/children are usualy busy bodies, they dont want to sit down in a chair and have you shove youre camera in their faces Most kids prefer to roll in the mud and well just be kids so just leave it be, follow them and snap candid shots while they play. I took the photo above of my nephew Gunnar while he was on the trampoline(thats why he has static hair:P)
Another thing to keep in mind is that, even if it feels “creepy” at the time, dont be afraid to take pictures of strangers children! I took the photo above while on a flight coming back from Mexico and no one ever noticed. Now, im not saying that you should get all up in some little babies face but dont refrain from snapping some inconspicuouse shots. Oh and you can ask the parents permission too!
There is no such thing as a “not” photogenic baby, it’s simply unrealistic. Place a rosy cheeked, round headed, drooling child infront of a camera and you have magic. A trick i have learned from photographing babies is: if you are having trouble with them, give them youre lense cover. This small act will occupy them and for some unknown reason make them love you. The resulting pictures are adorable!