A lot of photographers have asked me how I get tweens and teens to look natural in family photos. It's TOUGH, trust me, but it's not impossible to get older kids to relax and enjoy a family session. A lot of it is how you interact with them. I have created a video that shows the difference of how I photograph a family with older kids compared to photographing a family with younger kids. Bottom line, they are just two completely different sessions. Watch me as I teach you tips and tricks with working with different ages!
I cover the following:
Camera settings and what lenses I am using.
Time of day I am shooting (I photographed the two families back to back)
I give examples of games I play or things I say to get people to laugh or relax.
Tips on how to work with backlight.
Getting dad on board.
Working with kids that are high energy.
Posing to make everyone look natural and connected.