Wednesday, May 21, 2014

[Featured On] Photography for Moms!

I am so excited to share with you guys that Sara asked me to guest post on her Photography for Moms series over at Running from the Law.  This might be my favorite blog series out there and I am always excited when a new guest poster is sharing their tips and tricks specifically for us moms and how to best capture our children.

I was actually a little surprised she asked me to contribute since I felt like I should be on the other side of the virtual classroom, but she asked me to share my experience and tips learned documenting monthly (and weekly) milestones, something I'm clearly all over.






Here's a tidbit I shared....



For our second year I went to the more attainable monthly shot.  We got Ashlynn an Anywhere Chair for her birthday and I decided we'd use that as the prop.  We keep it in our family (TV) room, but I would drag it in our playroom once a month for the photos.  Having the chair in a new space was enough to interest her to sit on it if I asked her to.  Of course as we drew closer to 2 years, items and toys from the playroom would distract her and they'd make their way into the photos, but I found it charming.  It wasn't until 23 months I actually had to bribe her with goldfish to sit for a picture.

Tip:  Find a distraction to keep them where you want them.  In her weekly photos as a baby, to keep her from rolling and crawling away, I'd place things in her hands. Hair bows or smaller (non-choking hazard) toys that wouldn't take away focus if visible in the shot.  If I was able to take it away after a few minutes and shoot her looking at me, score, if it not oh well.   Generally, it would at least get her to lay still for a few photos as opposed to just resisting from the start.

Full post HERE!

20 comments:

  1. Thank you so so SO much for this awesome post! I absolutely love it and think that so many moms are going to find your tips and advice really helpful. Love all the photos and can't wait to follow along to see how Kinley's monthly shots turn out. I adore them. And you, obviously. :)

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  2. I loved this post! You did a great job and the monthly photos you are doing with your youngest are precious! :)

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  3. Great post and tips!! What a fun series.

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  4. Great tip on using the Anywhere Chair! Though I do use it regularly for pics, I'd still be trying to use our glider - which is proving dangerous with this crazy toddler! lol! Great photos and thanks for the tips!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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  5. Awesome job on the post! I totally did the YLH with Zoey and plan on doing it again with this one!

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  6. Great tips! Can't wait to go read the rest! Love this series :)

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  7. Me too, it's seriously one of my favorite series out there.

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  8. OMG, good luck!! I am in awe of those who can keep the streak alive, so awesome!

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  9. Definitely safer being closer to floor, glad you enjoyed the post!

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  10. Thank YOU for asking me to be part of it all!

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  11. Great post! I love monthly pictures. I started off doing them for Mila, but around 5 months I dropped the ball! Major mommy fail on my part. :)

    http://raisinghillblog.com

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  12. Love the monthly posts you did and this series! We fell off our monthly pictures after one year and I am regretting it!!

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  13. I love this series too - you do such a great job. I didn't do them and I am kicking myself over and over!

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  14. Never too late to start again! And I'm sure there are plenty of pictures, she won't miss the "staged" shots ;)

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  15. Thanks, Karra! And no regrets!!!

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  16. The girls have so many great pictures of them living life... they are way more valuable then the comparison shots :)

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