Tricks for Pics

Every time I look at this picture I laugh.  Gabe has always tolerated my joy for taking pictures.  Claire, however, not so much.  I’m sure the tables will turn over time, but for now, I can’t help but laugh when I get these moments instead.  Can you relate?  Or am I the only one out there who struggles to capture moments of my own offspring. ;)  Well, I thought I would share a few tricks that I use when capturing children.  Scroll down to see…

Tricks for taking pics:

1. Sing a song:  As parents we sing all the time to our kiddos.  You know what their favorites are…just start singing.

2. Whisper:  This is one I grabbed from my teaching days.  Children feed on high levels of energy.  The more excited we get, the crazier they get. ;)  With that being said, if I’m trying to get their attention I start to whisper.  I might tell them a story or ask them what their favorite things are.  They will start to unwind when you whisper.

3. Sneezing: This is where I can be somewhat ridiculous. ;)  I pretend like I’m sneezing.  It usually involves things being on top of my head while I’m doing it.  I’ll let you visualize that one.

4. Stinky feet:  Who’s got them?  Mommy?  Daddy?  Grandpa?  They get tickled every time.

5. Dance, peek-a-boo, tickling, in-between moments: These are the random go-to’s based on what I’m feeling with each child.  Of course, these depend on the age of your child and the amount of energy that is flowing.  Sometimes you just have to be crazy and go with it.

As we go into the holiday weekend, feel free to try out some of these tricks.  Hopefully, they will bring results that are much different than the photo of Claire above. ;)  Good luck!




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