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  • Writer's pictureJulie Stoecker

4 Steps to a Stress Free Photo Session with Your Kids

Updated: Feb 12, 2023


Springfield, MO Family Photography Session

As any parent knows, making sure your kids cooperate and behave for hours at a time is no easy task! Family photo sessions can seem a bit daunting. But with some preparation and a lot of patience, your family photo session can be an enjoyable experience for the entire family. Here’s how you can make sure your photo session is stress-free.

Springfield, MO Family Photography Session

Prep your kids in advance

Tell your kids about the photoshoot well ahead of time. Tell them what to expect. Let them know how much you’re looking forward to it and why your family is doing it. If you’re excited, they’ll definitely catch your enthusiasm!

Springfield, MO Family Photography Session

Let them be involved

Include your children in the planning process. Ask them what colors they think the family should wear. Help them pick out an outfit, either from their closet or at the store. When children feel involved, they’re much more willing to participate.

Springfield, MO Family Photography Session

Bring Backup

Make sure you’re well prepared for photoshoot day. Bring along a change of clothes, plenty of snacks, water, diapers, etc. That way, even if the unexpected happens, you’ll be ready for it!

Springfield, MO Family Photography Session

MAKE IT FUN!

Make photoshoot day a special occasion! Bring along snacks and toys to keep their energy up. Plan on doing something fun after the session so they look forward to the outing all day.

Springfield, MO Family Photography Session

Don't Stress Momma!

My philosophy is to let the little ones explore and play during our session. The goal is to capture this time in your family. If you are stressed, they will know it, and it will show. I need you to trust me to get some genuine moments from your kids rather than a forced, fake smile. If they are more comfortable exploring their environment, let them. If they want to be close to you, let them. These are the moments worth capturing.


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