5 ways to get your kids to "behave" at photo sessions

A lot of parents I meet have concerns about how their kids will behave during family photo sessions. But I sometimes wonder whether it's more how the parents will react to their kids during the session. Learn how to embrace the ups and downs of family photo sessions to get both the “everyone looking at the camera” photo and all the beautiful and sometimes messy in-between moments.

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These three guys cracked me up at their family photo session. I'm not sure their parents were feeling the same way, but they have to manage life with three highly energetic boys. I'm just there for an afternoon photo session!

One thing I love about photographing families is being able to capture each kid's unique personality. It's so rewarding when a parent sees the images and let's me know I've done just that! Especially when the personalities are so unique.

One of my goals for each family photo session is to sneak in at least one portrait of each child. My approach to photography is centered around capturing candid and authentic moments, and these "secret" portraits can still be that. It's also a nice surprise for mom and dad when they get the gallery of images.

I hope you enjoy this gallery and seeing the boys personalities shine through.