how to photograph families with little kids

Little kids are amazing. Little kids (like 5 and under) are also very temperamental and opinionated when it comes to taking pictures. They can and often are tricky to photograph. So, how do you photograph a large group when little ones are a part of the group? Hmmm….well I will give you my best attempt at an answer.

Photographing young children requires:
1. patience
2. flexibility
3. thorough and quick knowlegde of your camera functions, you can’t be stopping to process what to do next with your camera. You’ve gotta be quick…for sure.
4. sweat
5. hard work (including a squat workout cause you’re up and down constantly)

Got it? Good. Here’s one example of a large group (with little ones) that I took recently.