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  • Writer's pictureScott Gutentag

Don't Say "Say Cheese" For Great Kid Photos

Updated: Jun 1, 2020

"Say Cheese!!" typically results in canned, awkward, and exaggerated smiles. Instead, get reactions that look more natural and fun. Getting a clean and classy look of kids requires one to get into their world of fun and make-believe. Understanding their level of thinking and reasoning is important. For example, kids under 6 years don't think logically or abstractly and respond better to rules and concrete and short directions rather than lengthy and in-depth explanations. Follow the lead of kids as they take you on a journey into the impossible and fun! Get into their worlds by being silly, playing with them, make up running games, have them be your helper, and take movement breaks to get some natural and awesome looking shots. Oh, and be patient, have fun and go with it, which may not always involve your initial well thought out plan or typical rule structure. BTW, some of the best and cutest shots are kids looking away with their own unique expression...priceless images to be remembered and enjoyed forever!

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