As the saying goes, the best camera is the one that you have with you. And these days, most of us always have a smartphone with us. Modern smartphones (and also point-and-shoot consumer) cameras can take some amazing photos. There are some things that smartphones are great at and other things that smartphones aren't so great at. In this article, I'm going to teach you how to take advantage of the strengths of a smartphone camera when taking photos of your family and kids.
Probably the hardest and most stressful part of preparing for a photo session is deciding what everyone should wear. This short article isn't going to completely solve your problem (sorry), but it should at least help point you in the right direction.
Anyone who has ever tried to take pictures of children knows that it's quite challenging. They don't have attention spans, they don't listen, and they switch from happy to grumpy within seconds for seemingly no reason. As a professional family portrait photographer, I've picked up a few tricks over the years to get good photos with uncooperative kids. Below are all my secrets for working with children and creating a successful photo shoot with children and families.