Focus on the eyes
This works best when you are trying to get a portrait photo. A picture is worth a thousand words, and a picture capturing the eyes can tell a thousand stories. It can’t be truer when taking photos for children.
Get to their level
Children are small size creatures if you stand up and take photos of them, very likely you will miss lots of their expressions and always make them look small. By get down to their level and take pictures, there is a lot more to capture.
Get them dressed in custom
If you want to take some real cute or memorable pictures, one thing you can do is to get them dressed in customs. They probably love the idea already!
Take them to an open space
Instead of trying to take photos at home where space is limited and trying to find the best photo shooting angle, why not take photos outside in a safe open area. They can run as fast as they want, you can still get some good shots from different angles and try different backgrounds. Going into nature sites is always a good option.
Using a chair
Using a chair and give he/she something to play with can be a good way to have them slow down a little bit in the house, or if the child is too small and having a hard time to sit up.
Pay attention when they are having fun
Children are natural actors. But a lot of times when they are told to take a photo, their expressions are less natural and you will have less chance of capturing the moment. Best pictures are taken when they are not paying attention to you, instead of taking pictures when they’re absorbed in their own world.