Over the weekend I got to take pictures of the cutest twins around. J & A were so full of energy and personality. Before picking a location I asked their mom what their favorite things are.

“They love going out in their wagon or to the park… and they are obsessed with Denny’s. They talk about it everyday.”

Denny’s.

LOL.

You guys, I really considered doing a photoshoot in Denny’s. But I dunno…I just figured my first ‘low light’ session should probably not be with toddlers in a restaurant. But I was really tempted.

We went with the park instead. Their little smiles and facial expressions had me smiling  all weekend as I worked on their photos.

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What I learned:

Photographing toddlers is really a blast and I was laughing the whole time, but it’s definitely challenging. It was such good practice for me! I would recommend never doing a photoshoot near a playground…because it’s kind of torture to make them sit still for photos and not let them go play when they see all of the other kids.

I vaguely thought about this before the session but decided it would probably be ok. It wasn’t. I felt so bad!

I tried to just go with the flow. They weren’t really in a ‘smile and pose’ mood the whole time, and that was ok! I got beautiful candid photos of them laughing and playing and being sassy 😉

I was kicking myself after the session because I remember reading that for fast moving kids you should increase your shutter speed. As it was getting darker, I was making my shutter speed slower to make my images brighter. I should have adjusted my ISO or aperture because there were a few great photos that were way too blurry to use.

Mette Lindbaek wrote a guest post all about How to Photograph Toddlers. I like her style and her tips, especially how she gives each photo’s settings.