When you have three active kids under the age of eight, you take any opportunity for a Kodak moment. Capturing perfect Easter pictures isn’t easy, but the chance at getting a photo with everyone dressed nice is worth the battle. If you are praying for the perfect shot, here are some tips to get you there!
Pick outfits kids will wear. My youngest son is extremely particular about what he wears from the fabric down to the color. It works out easier if he’s somewhat matching his brother, but to be safe, I always show him the clothes well in advance to (hopefully) alleviate any meltdown.
Keep the photoshoot short and sweet. Don’t have expectations of taking 30 minutes worth of photos. Realistically your timeframe is about five to ten minutes tops. Make every second count!
Timing is everything. Don’t expect your kids to pose and smile effortlessly if they’re waiting for the family egg hunt to start. Pick a time before clothes can potentially be stained and messed up but after the activity they’ve been anticipating since last week.
Choose one photographer. If you are taking the photo, make sure every other family member isn’t standing next to you snapping a shot. Not only is it overload for the kids, but chances are everyone in the picture will be looking in different directions.
Let the kids have fun! We all want that perfect picture with everyone smiling and locking arms, but mix it up. Take some candid shots, do funny faces, pretend to be super heroes, and ask how they want to pose in the next picture!
These tips may not guarantee a perfect Easter picture of your family, but they’ll help to hopefully give you some great photoshoot memories in the process. Don’t forget to grab a few pics of yourself too. No matter how your final shots come out, remember a picture is worth a thousand words and a million memories!