On deck this week, Heather Moore, a Brooklyn-based photographer who has cracked that secret code to getting the most beautiful in-the-moment shots of her kids.
Here are her 3 tips.
Create movement! Nothing reads inauthentic like a stiff and static pose. Ask them to do the things they love: Twirl, sway, laugh, explore.
Don’t ask for eye contact or a smile. Some of the most powerful images of children are the ones with mood or when they are turned away.
Direct them. We often think that directing a photo destroys the moment but kids need—and can do a great job of taking—direction. Have them turn towards the light, place them near a window, tell a joke. It is OK to create an in-the-moment shot!