What's a great way to get great family photos during your session? Having a little fun! Sometimes those kids are tricky to convince them to smile, and sometimes they're too small to really understand, so we have to work WITH them to get those big grins!
I love to photograph families in a light-hearted and fun atmosphere. Just a little swinging and play can create some really great candid and fun family photos.
For this image, this little guy was looking at me with no smiles, so I knew we had to work it out of him a little bit! I suggested that Dad hang onto him and give him a little football fly, and both of his parents really loved seeing his smiles as he was swinging through the air. This made a great photo opportunity to capture his big smile and also to get a great pic of his parent's smiles as well!