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I believe photographing your own children is mostly about telling a story. We want to remember today. We always want to remember the feelings and beauty of our time together. And we want to have treasured memories of those closest to us for years to come!
When all is said and done, we want to capture the moments around us now and tell the stories happening around us every day! We want this just as much as we want a beautiful family portrait hanging on our wall!
One of the great benefits of photographing your own kids is that you don’t have to be squeamish about touching them and putting them in a pose. You know what they’re thinking. And you don’t have to wonder what the parents will think or if the shot will sell well in a printed format.
Candid moments are priceless glimpses into your family's daily life, which is constantly changing, so it's important to capture them now!
Realize that posing isn't essential but can sometimes be important when photographing your own children, especially when you want to give your family the gift of beautiful wall art. Isn’t the saying “the shoemaker’s children have no shoes” so true for photographers sometimes?
When you introduce posing into your personal photography work, you will find it much easier to create wall-worthy images. We promise!
We have put together two amazing FREE resources for you to help you photograph your own kids!
This essential guide for photographing your own children includes more information on topics like:
This FREE 40-minute photography training workshop includes so much information on photographing your children, including:
You can access this FREE workshop in our Pretty Presets & Actions Facebook Group. Click here to join our incredible community of over 95,000 photographers. There is so much information packed in this fun workshop; you won't want to miss it!
We hope this blog post, eGuide, and video workshop will inspire you to have fun photographing your children and capturing your family, all while making sweet memories to treasure for years to come!
Thank you to the talented Tammy Porter from Porter's Wife, Child Photographer for the perfect images seen here and in our eGuide.
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Tammy is a child photographer based in the desert of Arizona. A mother of two, a wife, and a secret lover of interior design. She spends her days juggling a hair salon, a budding children's jewelry line, and her camera. Photography is the driving force behind her relentless need to create beautiful things. You can follow her on Facebook.