First of all, happy mothers day to all the moms out there! No matter what kind of mother you are, you are appreciated and loved! I can't even thank my mom and all the women in my life enough; they have played such a huge role in my life. So go call your mom, grandma, aunt, sister, friend, teacher, or someone you love!
Matthew reached out to me wanting to surprise his wife with pictures of their son for mothers day. Of course my heart melted into a puddle. He was so sweet and wanted them to be perfect. Before the session, I gave him a few ideas and he he totally came through with them. He brought lots of props, outfits and even his sister to help out! Real MVP right there. It went so smooth because of all his preparation and willingness to let me take the reins. He kept reassuring me that he had no clue what he was doing and was letting me take full creative rights.
Matthew's baby boy, Christian, was the most well behaved child I have taken pictures of (and pretty cute too). With him being so smiley, it made it pretty easy to capture his essence.
Bring a toy or play a song that you know your child loves. It will help them stay focused and look towards the camera. It will also help them to smile!
Snacks are also a bonus too; I would recommend some quick and dry like goldfish. You don't want to stain clothing or faces.
If you are having your child sit on the ground, bring a piece of cardboard just in case it is wet and cover it with a blanket. It also evens the ground so it is not so bumpy.
Try and schedule pictures around sleep and eating schedules. No one wants to get their picture taken when they’re hangry.
I hope you have the best of mothers days and let me know what other tips you have used with your littles!