While my husband and I love to look at our wedding album and re-live those moments we shared with family and friends on that day, we have one regret: we opted not to have engagement photos made. I know! A wedding photographer who didn’t have an engagement session! Who am I?!
I think out of all the questions I receive from the photography community, the ‘Jenn, how do you get those natural smiles from children’ one pops up the most.
My philosophy when filming children is quite simple:
1. To capture natural smiles you have to genuinely make children laugh and show them the way to fun.
2. Children are just smaller versions of ‘us.’ So treat them with the respect they deserve, don’t patronize or talk down to them and they will reward you by letting you in.
3. Keep it moving to capture natural smiles. Attention spans will wane quickly.
Let’s dig a bit deeper…