Top 5 Tips for Making a Photo Session with Kids Easier | Minnesota Family Photographer

Top 5 Tips for Making a photo session with kids easier

If you’re preparing for a photo session with your children, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive. Children aren’t always easy to deal with, which is why the below tips will definitely come in handy before your upcoming photo session.

  1. Don’t make a huge deal out of it. If you’re stressed out and cranky, your kids will usually pick up on it and act accordingly. Their behavior will usually be better if you are relaxed and having fun. You may have to make some compromises to keep the peace such as letting your energetic daughter’s hair stay straight instead of curling it because she won’t sit still. Focus on the big picture and don’t sweat the small stuff. 

  2. Make it fun. Let the kids have a couple “fun pictures” where they get to pick their own pose or props. You get to keep the more serious photos while they get to keep their silly photos. This way everyone wins. If you are struggling to get your kids to sit still, turn the photo session into a game. Simon Says usually works like a charm.

  3. Be prepared. If you’re going to be out for several hours, ensure that your children are well rested and have had their nap. Bringing some snacks and activities along is also a great idea.  If you happen to be shooting in a remote location, you never know when you might need something like bug spray, tissues or a first aid kit so bring that along too.
  4. Be patient. Save your sanity by trying not to control the photo session too much. Sometimes the best photos come from kids just doing their own thing. Work with your photographer and your photos will look fantastic.

  5. Have a chat. Get your children talking to both you and the photographer about topics such as school or their favorite songs. This allows them to feel more comfortable around your photographer and will also give your photographer a chance to capture a few candid and cute expressions.

Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in the twin cities area of Minnesota.  She photographs both on location and in studio sessions.  To book your next session with Michele please visit mQn Photography | North Oaks & Minneapolis Family Photographer

Quattrin Family Sneak Peeks ~ North Oaks Minnesota Child & Family Photographer

I was so excited to get my family out for our session this spring.  I was dying for some pink tree family pictures.  As soon as I saw this location we took the images two days later.  I knew the blooms wouldn’t last long but I’m so glad I did this.  Bucket List × (that’s a check!)  Here are quite a few sneak peeks, I don’t normally post this many for my clients but since I had edited some for mother’s day and edited some for a photography class I’m taking I figured I’d include those as well as the ones I’ve already shared.  Enjoy!  I’ll post my favorites on Facebook once I finish them all.

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Michele Quattrin is a lifestyle photographer who when she is not photographing children and their families she’s photographing her own family on the corner of the street with a tripod and a remote trigger.

Generations Client Magazine Spring 2016 ~ North Oaks, Minnesota Child & Family Photographer

If you are thinking about scheduling a session this spring then please take a look at our Spring 2016 Client Magazine.  Inside includes information on the session process, choosing location and props, a spring what to wear guide and much more!  Take a peek inside: (just click on the magazine to upload the PDF)

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Just so you know what’s inside:

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mQn Photography is a lifestyle portrait photographer specializing in creating moments that will last a lifetime through images and products suited to your needs.  Contact Michele at michele@mqnphotography.com to schedule your session now.

All Shook Up ~ 1950’s Inspired Photo Session; Halloween 2015

Every year we try to do a theme session for the kids Halloween costumes.  I can’t believe after all these years they still choose to coordinate with each other!  I love it!  And even this year I told them they didn’t have to match but they wanted to.  I had a busy fall with clients so I didn’t get out with the kids as early as I wanted to but we managed to get out before Halloween and have some fun!  Tyler wanted to be Elvis but he wanted to be a young Elvis not the 1970’s lounge Elvis.  He ended up more Greaser than Elvis but that’s ok.  Enjoy!

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