Family Portrait Ice Breakers

PREVIEWThis handsome little guy hiding behind his joy was not feeling the whole portrait shoot thing at first. I captured this shot when he was just starting to warm up. These things happen sometimes with little ones. From simple disinterest in having their portraits taken, to silent protests and full blown meltdowns. But I always have a few tricks up my sleeve to break the ice. Being a photographer of people and a mommy of sons has taught me well!

PREVIEW-21. Get them to play!
I always have an interactive prop on hand like like glitter, paper planes, balls, or confetti. I mean who can resist an invitation to blow a handful of glitter?! No one! that’s who. Not even adults.  I always have conversation with the little ones; beyond what grade are you in and tell me about your favorite subject. I’ve found that a little chit chat and frivolous banter will get even the moodiest of children to loosen up for the lens.  Give them a challenge!

PREVIEW-32. Strike Up A Conversation
I always have conversation with the little ones; beyond what grade are you in and tell me about your favorite subject. I’ve found that a little chit chat and frivolous banter will get even the moodiest of children to loosen up for the lens.

PREVIEW-63. Give them a challenge!
I bet you can’t (fill in the blank)  or I bet you ______the highest. Let’s see you can _________the fastest. A little friendly competition between parents and child(ren) works every time.

PREVIEW-5More peeks at what we’ve been up to! Lot’s of beautiful weddings and portraits in the pipeline!

Xo
Kesha

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