Child Photography: Why Your Children Need a Photoshoot

By Kyra Chambers •  Updated: 06/30/22 •  5 min read

Child photography is something you might not know you need.

I know it’s hard to believe that our little ones grow up so fast. One day they’re just a tiny baby.

But, before we know it, they’re all grown up!

That’s why capturing these special moments with a photoshoot is important.

Let’s look at a few more reasons your child or children need a photoshoot.

Child Photography Sessions Captures Their Personality

A photoshoot is a great way to capture your child’s personality.

Whether they are energetic and funny or reserved and sweet.

As your child ages, they’ll love looking through their photo album and reminiscing about their childhood.

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Photoshoot sessions are also an excellent idea for milestones such as their first birthday or starting preschool.

Milestone Sessions are a Great Investment

A great idea for expecting parents is to have a monthly photoshoot session for their baby.

From the first month they’re born up until their 1st birthday!

For each child photography session, there can be a theme such as a sports team, a bathtub with rubber duckies, and a meadow of flowers.

And after shooting their 12th Month Milestone pictures, the parents can choose the best image from each month and put them all together in a collage.

This would be a 12-session project and worth it for the parents. 

Milestone photography sessions are a creative way to capture your baby’s first year of life!

Child Photoshoots Can Become a Family Tradition

Once you’ve had your child’s photoshoot, you can make it into a family tradition that your kids will look forward to every year.

It’s fun to get together and spend quality time with your loved ones, especially if you don’t see them often.

Everyone could wear the same clothing items and hold the same props in their annual photoshoots.

Or you can all dress according to your personality.

You could even have a stock wardrobe that you go through every year for each family member!

Gift Pictures to the Grandparents

Everyone loves pictures of their grandchildren, so why not give the grandparents a special gift?

You can have pictures of your child’s photoshoot printed and framed for them as a gift.

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These are also great ideas to put on the walls in Grandparents’ homes.

Or better yet, you could present them with a photo album of your child’s entire first year.

So many ideas! 

Either way, the grandparents will appreciate their grandchildren’s pictures in whatever form they come in.

You’ll Have Beautiful Portraits for Your Home

One of the best things about having a regular child photography session is getting to hang the portraits on your wall.

They’ll add a touch of elegance to your home and remind you of the good times you’ve had with your family.

And as the seasons change, so shall the family pictures!

It’s not uncommon to hang family photos according to the season—barbecue pictures in the Summer, park pictures in the Fall, or snowy pictures in the Winter.

So when the holidays come around, you can switch your regular family portrait to a new one for each holiday.

First Born Children Get More Pictures Than Their Siblings

It’s no secret that the first born child always gets more pictures of their childhood than their younger siblings.

This is because the parents are excited to capture every moment of their first baby’s life. But then the second and third children are born. The parents get busy and caught up in life.

And when the younger children grow up and look through the family photo albums, they eventually see how fewer pictures are taken of themselves.

Don’t be one of those parents!

I was fortunate to be the first born of my parents, and they took SO many pictures of me. Like when I played dress-up, ate snacks, and got off the bus on my first day of kindergarten.

It’s funny because now I’m a photographer who loves capturing these kinds of in-the-moment pictures in my personal life.

But I did notice that my younger sister has fewer pictures than me. And she noticed too!

And precisely what I stated above is what happened to my parents. They got caught up in life, and things got busy around the house. It doesn’t have to be like this for parents, though. 

Regularly booking child photography sessions with a photographer can eliminate the issue of possible child photo neglect. Lol.

The point is it’s just as important to capture the younger siblings’ childhood as it is to capture the older ones. 

After all, they’ll all grow up just as fast!

Child Photography Is a Fun Experience They’ll Never Forget

Your child will have a blast taking pictures with the right photographer who loves children!

They’ll dress up in new clothes, play with props, and have lots of laughs throughout the session.

Finding the right photographer for this is important because if the child feels uncomfortable, their pictures will look uncomfortable.

You will know you’ve found the right photographer when your child feels like they’re with a friend at their photoshoot.

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I hope these photoshoot tips and creative photo ideas helped. 

And if you happen to be in Bloomfield, CT or the Hartford County area, I would love to work with your child at their next session!

Kyra Chambers

Kyra Chambers, also known as Kyra The Creative is a Photographer, Artist, and Multi-media Designer. She's been taking pictures since 2016. She loves to capture memories for families and impactful images for professionals.