Tips for photographing kids and for family self-portraits

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  1. The only thing I’ve learned in life is that nothing ever goes according to plan. And yet every single time I’m surprised and angered by that. You think I would learn. The one with her climbing out of the basket crying made me smile. You try so hard. It always shows. My favorite I think is the one in the restaurant with only Jay looking. Especially since he’s the one that usually doesn’t like having his picture taken, I thought that was ironic and magical!
    But all of them, no matter the facial expressions or what the dog is doing are really great! I mean, they show the characters of your family. And that my lady, is a good shot—frozen in time. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lovely as always. And comically written.


  2. Great info! It’s just plain difficult to capture a 1-year-old. I do love the photos where she’s crying — so cute! After my family’s photo session, we stopped for ice cream for all. Yummy! Good times!


  3. Great advice! I’m so thankful that I have a SIL who’s a professional photographer do our family pics. The reasons you listed are part of why I never really attempt to do our family pictures myself. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. I found myself nodding my head and cracking up for most of this. Certainly not an easy task, but great tips.And you even managed some lovely family pics! I’ve actually been assigned to share some tips on this very subject for next week’s Challenge Post. I’m a little worried about the pics, haha. Wish me luck!


  5. Ewa, you are amazing! I love your work and the way you right about all the things that can got wrong made me laugh, especially the dog!



  6. Wow, I guess I might want to think twice about buying a DSLR. I’m totally disappointed with my point and shoot, it’s a Nikon so I’m not exactly sure what the deal is. May be I’ll upgrade in a year or so…



  7. What a fun session filled with great lesson and tips…I love your Elmo’s Camera dress-up. ๐Ÿ™‚ You have a beautiful family. Thanks for having stopped by in my blog!!! Wishing you a great weekend.


  8. First of all you must have a partner who does not want to kill you (or you him) during the session. This words and the expression of the picture below it, make me lough. thanks for the tips, i do hope one day i will be a best photographer!


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