Photographing young siblings can be difficult. Especially when you have certain expectations in mind. My advice is to through your expectations out. Not to sound harsh, but sometimes the best photos are when you let go of the idea of everyone smiling perfectly at the camera. Photos that capture emotion are always best, so getting the siblings to interact is key.
Asking the older sibling to kiss the baby is a super easy way to get them to interact. Usually they are happy to do it and sometimes the great photo is the actual kiss and sometimes it’s the moment before or after.
And of course I always love to photograph the siblings alone. I think they know it’s their time in the spotlight and that’s when the huge smiles come out!
Photos by Orange County Baby Photographer, Kristin Eldridge.
We all know sometimes things don’t go as planned. But sometimes it makes things even better! I was doing a photo session at a location that I had chosen for it’s golden leaves and big trees. We were walking through the park and discovered a little patch of long grass and the twins wanted to go in and explore. It turned out that these photos were some of my favorites. I love the depth of field and how these little ones go from serious discovery to all kinds of joy written on their face. Hurray for unexpected surprises!
Unexpected Surprises // Los Angeles Child Photographer. Photos by Kristin Eldridge, child photographer in Los Angeles and Orange County.
My holiday mini-sessions are kicking off this weekend. But, if you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late! I still have some dates and times open, so look at the options below and click on the link above to check them all out. This session is from one of my favorites in Laguna Beach. The rock formation adds the perfect bit of texture to the already gorgeous sand and water scenery.
I love spirited children and these boys were amazing to photograph. When personalities come through a photo, it just makes it come alive. So, when I see you this fall, make sure to bring all the spirit!
Sounds to simple to be true, but it’s not. People that love each other don’t have to worry about how to pose. They don’t have to worry about where to put their arm, because they just know that arms are for hugging. So, for your next photo session, remember to be in love with the people God gave you. Be in love with your family and the rest will work itself out.