Kids photoshoot ideas: A photography guide.

Learn tips to plan and capture successful photos of children, plus photoshoot ideas to inspire your next photo session.

Creating photoshoots for children can be both challenging and rewarding. Depending on their ages and personalities, they may have less interest in or patience for longer sessions. That’s why it’s essential to have a game plan to ensure you get all the shots you need.

Plan your photoshoot.

You should aim to make the photoshoot playful and fun.

Unless you know the children ahead of time, you’ll likely want to discuss photo and pose ideas with the parents in advance. Where possible, let the kids pick the location and props to help them feel more involved and comfortable with the shoot.

Choose the best timing.

While most photographers like to shoot during the last hour of the day for the best light, this time isn’t always feasible for kids and their meals and bedtimes. Instead, consider the early morning version of the golden hour — or at least try to shoot when the light is still soft and diffused before the sun gets too high in the sky.

Here are some kids photoshoot ideas to try:

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