Tips for photographing kids and for family self-portraits 37.338369 -121.885795 Share this:ShareEmailFacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrPinterestRedditPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related 30 thoughts on “Tips for photographing kids and for family self-portraits” Add yours Great ideas Ewa! and your shots turned out very nice ( of course) LikeLike Reply thank you Jeanne! LikeLike Reply 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. 🙂 Lovely as always. And comically written. LikeLike Reply hahahaha!!! This whole thing was ironic… and tra/ma/gical 😉 And the character of our family is “hectic” 😉 LikeLike Reply Yes, beautiful palaces, lovely photos! LikeLike Reply thank you, Leovi! LikeLike Reply Aaahh…when I saw your baby girl get sad standing in the basket, my heart when out to her. They just don’t understand at that age…so frustrating as a photographer…I know! Your camera catapillar…oh so adorable! LikeLike Reply forget the crying baby! I was just heartbroken when I saw her climbing out: I knew what that means, and I knew my pretty pictures are not going to happen 😉 LikeLike Reply Wow! I think you got some fantastic shots! I’ve tried selfie family pictures and bombed terribly! It’s so much harder than it looks. LikeLike Reply yeah, I know what you mean! It takes a little time and PATIENCE! LikeLike Reply Lots of great advice! LikeLike Reply glad you find them useful ! LikeLike Reply Ewa, you’ve got some wonderful shots and fabulous advice! LikeLike Reply Do not panic! – my favorite rule! I wish it made me a better photographer though! 😉 Thanks for the great tips! Your family looks adorable! LikeLike Reply yeah, I went through that stage many times myself… LikeLike Reply 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! LikeLike Reply 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. 🙂 LikeLike Reply yeah, I do it very rarely as well ! LikeLike Reply So cute family! I love your photos! LikeLike Reply Wonderful shots and great tips Ewa, thank you 🙂 LikeLike Reply Some excellent tips here. Thanks. And your photos are pretty good too. Have a nice weekend. LikeLike Reply I just love the tips…especially with the pictures attached! They really make it. The partner part really hits home..asking my husband to take a family picture apparently is torture. Maybe I need to bribe him, too? LikeLike Reply bribing really works!!! LikeLike Reply Love the balloon idea and triangle suggestion. My problem is always trying to get them to sit still! LikeLike Reply 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! LikeLike Reply 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! Mollyxxx LikeLike Reply 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… Nissa LikeLike Reply What a fun session filled with great lesson and tips…I love your Elmo’s Camera dress-up. 🙂 You have a beautiful family. Thanks for having stopped by in my blog!!! Wishing you a great weekend. LikeLike Reply I love the lens creatures. Didn’t know they exist! I want one 🙂 Nice tips! LikeLike Reply 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! LikeLike Reply Don't be shy and let me know what's hiding in your head! Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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