How to Prepare Your Kids for Family Photos – Three Tips

Family, Maternity, Newborn

If you’re wondering what’s the best way to prepare kids for family photos, follow these three tips to set them up for success.

1. Schedule Less

I know we are all busy, but try to schedule less so your kids aren’t tired and overstimulated. If they still nap, stick to their routine. ⁣⁣⁣

2. Snack Ahead of Time

Give your kids a meal or snack ahead of family photos. Do not wait and push it until after the session. Full belly = happy kid⁣⁣⁣! Same goes for parents too! 😉

3. Provide Positivity & Praise

There isn’t anything your kid can do wrong during family photos. I expect to pivot and adjust at each session with young kids and you should too! As a parent, I get it. As a photographer, I encourage you to redirect with gentle reminders during the session to keep the mood light and loving.

We have limited time at your family photos, so let’s make the most of it!

kids enjoying a photo session

If you like these tips to prepare kids for family photos, check out my Tips for Dressing for Family Photos You Will Love.

Let’s Start Planning Your Family Photo Session

Pregnant and expecting?! Is your child growing quickly and you want to freeze this phase?! Or maybe you want updated family photos, but think you have to wait until next fall (you don’t!). Contact me and let’s start planning today.

And in the meantime, check out more of my family photography work.

About Meredith Green Photography

Meredith Green Photography specializes in maternity, newborn and family photography. I’m based in Fort Worth, TX and serve the DFW metroplex. My work captures the joy of family and the details you won’t want to forget…their little toes, those curls, that look, the snuggles!

During the session, I’ll guide your family to make natural connections and we’ll have fun! Plus, each session comes with an heirloom album, so years from now you’ll remember this phase. 

I’ve been working with families just like yours for over eight years, photographing all of life’s milestones. I know how special it is to be invited into your family to capture this phase. And, as a parent, I’ve been in your shoes, and understand how important it is to have timely communication and great customer service. I’m here to make your session easy and your experience memorable. I look forward to hearing from you!

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