When I was a kid, I felt like time crawled. I couldn’t wait to be 10, 11, or 12 and certainly couldn’t wait for Summer. But now that I have kids of my own, time flies! If I so much as blink, it seems like the kids grown an inch or even two. In an effort to capture these precious moments, I take pictures…and lots of them! Over the years, I have learned a thing or two about how to create some wall-worthy photos and thought I would share them with you.
1. Color Coordinate! If you are taking a group pictures, choose colors that compliment each other and aren’t too loud or busy. Because my girls are three years apart, the older does NOT watch to wear matching outfits with little sister. I try to find outfits that compliment but aren’t too matchy matchy.
2. Lights, Camera, ACTION! There is nothing like natural light to make a great photo. I love candid shots of the girls playing and showing off their personalities which most often happens during play.
3. Give Your Pictures Some Props! I love incorporating props to show off the season but that don’t overwhelm the photo. I still want the eye to be drawn to my child and use the prop only to enhance the scene or explain the season.
Looking for more portrait tips? Check out my Pinterest board where I highlight some of the best ideas I found from JC Penney Portrait Studio. If you are overdue for some family pictures, take advantage of the April promotion at JC Penney where you can get 6 traditional portrait sheets for just $20 AND they will waive the $9 sitting fee! Find a JC Penney Portrait Studio near you by using the location finder.