Tips for a Stress-Free Photo Session with Your Children

If you’re preparing for a photo session with your kids, you might be a bit nervous. Why?

Children aren’t always easy to manage, which is why the following tips will come in handy before your upcoming photo shoot. Let’s begin.

Prepare ahead of time 

If you’re going your children’s photoshoot will be long, make sure they are well-rested and have had a nap. Bringing snacks and activities is also a good idea to keep them well-fed and entertained. You might want to bring a babysitter or a family member along to keep an eye on the kids when you’re having your photos taken. 

Don’t lose your patience

Save your sanity! Don’t go crazy trying to control what your children do in these photos. Sometimes the best photos are taken by children who are simply doing their own thing. If you collaborate with your photographer, your photos will look fantastic.

Don’t make a big deal of it

If you’re stressed and irritable, your children will usually pick up on that energy and react accordingly. To keep the peace, you may have to make some compromises like leaving your energetic daughter’s hair in an afro rather than tying it up because she won’t sit still. Focus on the big picture and don’t get caught up in the details.

Make it fun

Allow the kids to take a few “fun pictures” where they can choose their pose, props or style. You get to keep the serious photos, while they get to keep the silly ones. Everyone benefits in this way. If you’re having trouble getting your kids to sit still, make the photoshoot a game. This can be very effective.

Have a chat with them beforehand

Encourage your children to converse with you and the photographer about school or their favourite songs. This makes them feel more at ease around your photographer and allows your photographer to capture a few candid and cute expressions.



Have you been thinking of having your children’s photos professionally taken in or out of the studio but you’re not sure how that’ll go, considering how playful and easily distracted they are?

No need to worry, we’ve been working with kids for a good number of years now, and we know just the right trick to get the best shots out of them, minus all the stress and tears. 


Book an outdoor shoot with us or walk into one of our studios at Virtual Studios, TRM Mall or Apeal Studios, Spur Mall. We’re the most affordable and professional photo printing and photography experts in Nairobi. We can’t wait to see you!