5 Tips for Photographing Your Active Toddler
Do you have an active toddler who won’t sit still for a photo? If yours does, congratulations! You’ll have to share your secret. For the rest of us that still want that lovely photo without having Child Protection Services called up on us (because the kid is tied to the chair in the photo – kidding), try these tips for photographing your active toddler:
Tip#1: Do an outdoor photoshoot
Your garden or backyard has a lot of interesting things for your toddler to see and play with. What’s better than capturing your child discover things in nature?
Tip#2: Use a bubble machine
There is nothing more beautiful than capturing the sheer joy and playfulness of your child. Photoshoots don’t have to be painful. Have fun with it!
Tip#3: Take your toddler out for a scenic view
Is there a local park in your area where wildflowers bloom in the springtime? Then, take your toddler there. I promise you that the scenic view will be well worth it. Don’t forget to bring plenty of snacks and drinks along the way, so that you don’t have a cranky toddler by the time you’re ready to take those photos.
Tip#4: Play dress up
Does your toddler have an outfit that he/she adores? It’s a great opportunity to take those pictures! And if the outfit involves their favorite cartoon character, you don’t need to wait for Halloween! Capture the moment today.
Tip#5: Entice with toys
Our toddler received a beautiful matching coat and hat for Christmas from my husband’s grandmother. We wanted to take a photo of her in it. However, she wasn’t very interested in taking a picture. All she wanted to do was play with her ball. So, what are we supposed to do? Simple – take the ball with her. Evidence is seen in the photo, but look at that content smile!
I love the beauty that candid photos bring as you can see from these photos I’ve shared. I hope these tips will inspire and encourage you that photographing your active toddler is doable!
Credits to my husband’s photography and my mother’s creative directing.
If you want inspiration for baby photography, see my post on “Baby Photography Ideas“.