Photographing Kids

  • Photographing Kids

    Photographing young kids can be an arduous task that takes more creativity and effort than photographing adults. However, children can be some of the most rewarding and fun subjects to work with! After gaining some experience, you'll easily learn all sorts of tips and tricks to capturing those genuine smiles and big personalities. 

Photographing Young Children: How to Get the Perfect Shot

Photographing Young Children: How to Get the Perfect Shot

W.C. Fields was famously quoted as saying that actors should never work with children or animals because they always steal the show. And, you know what? He was pretty much right, especially when it comes to children.

10 Kid Portrait Posing Tips

10 Kid Portrait Posing Tips

Photographing kids is one of the more unpredictable aspects of being a portrait photographer. First and foremost, tricks that work for capturing amazing adult portraits doesn't work on kids. You’ll need an arsenal of patience, some creative propping and even a touch of psychology to get the best images.

7 Awesome Examples of Baby Portraits

7 Awesome Examples of Baby Portraits

To emphasize a young child's beauty, innocence and inquisitive nature, brightly colored paper backdrops are the perfect solution. Here are 9 great examples of baby portraits that feature Savage seamless paper backdrops.

10 Great Tips for Photographing Kids!

10 Great Tips for Photographing Kids!

This month we asked YOU for your best tips to capturing great child portraits! We received a lot of valuable tips that we'd love to share with other photographers out there! Here are some of our favorite contest answers...

9 Best Cake Smash Photo Shoots!

9 Best Cake Smash Photo Shoots!

Check out the 9 best "Smash the Cake" birthday photo sessions we found across the web!

How to Get Children to Cooperate for Portraits

How to Get Children to Cooperate for Portraits

Kids, especially toddlers, don’t pose, can’t hide their true emotions for the camera, and resist any attempts to make them look or act like adults. In other words, they radiate personality like no one else, making them some of the best subjects. But in order to capture them, you’ll need an entirely different approach than what you may be used to. So today, let’s go through some techniques...

How to Capture Beautiful Spring Children's Portraits

How to Capture Beautiful Spring Children's Portraits

Photographing children can be joyful and challenging all at once. Their natural state is to be in constant movement, make silly faces or have short attention spans. It can be frustrating to get not only your own child to cooperate but gaining the trust of a client’s little one can be even more daunting. These tips will help you take some wonderful Spring portraits this season.

12 Best Uses of Coral Seamless Paper

12 Best Uses of Coral Seamless Paper

From neutral grays to bold yellows, Savage seamless paper becomes a distinct element of your photograph. Here are 12 of our favorite examples of Savage Coral Seamless Paper we found... Which is your favorite?

Tips for Creative Annual Christmas Photos

Tips for Creative Annual Christmas Photos

It’s that time of the year again. The weather turns, and before you know it the holidays appear over the horizon and parents start thinking about the family Christmas card. You may already have some of your clients from last year calling to set up an appointment.

4 Tips for Great Halloween Photography

4 Tips for Great Halloween Photography

Now the second biggest holiday next to Christmas, Halloween provides the ultimate in setting, props and atmosphere to capture unique and stunning images. And, it’s the perfect time to experiment with exposure times, shutter speeds and unusual compositions. 

Tips for a Perfect Cake Smash

Tips for a Perfect Cake Smash

One of the hottest portrait ideas in the photography fields, The Cake Smash shot, can also prove to be one of your studios biggest moneymakers. If for some recent you haven’t heard of this phenom, it involves a tiny child, a big cake and the freedom for them to make a complete mess as they please!

Cake Smashing On Seamless Paper: Perfect For Adorable Poses

Cake Smashing On Seamless Paper: Perfect For Adorable Poses

We love celebrating birthdays, and even better, capturing priceless moments on camera. Cake smash pictures are a great way to do this and using Savage Seamless Paper Backgrounds make these messy photo shoots a lot easier. When you're done having fun, don't even think about cleaning up sticky frosting everywhere, just cut off the dirty few feet of paper and toss it!

Working with Whitewash Printed Background Paper

Working with Whitewash Printed Background Paper

I recently received the Whitewash Printed Background Paper from Savage Universal. I typically shoot using large 10 foot backdrops and paper rolls so I was curious to see what it would be like to work with a 53” roll. I was also eager to see how realistic the paper would appear when photographed.