Ginger Snap Crafts: Taking Great Photos of your Kiddos + a Canvas Factory Giveaway

Taking Great Photos of your Kiddos + a Canvas Factory Giveaway

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Taking Good Photos of Your Kiddos at GingerSnapCrafts.com #photographytips #photos

Good morning! Since my oldest son left to serve a mission for our church, we have done the big room swap! ha! My next oldest two each have their own rooms now (lucky!), and my younger two now share a room. I’m not sure how long this room combo will work. ha! Buuuut for now it’s working out great. :) These two love to play with each other, & they get along so well. So it really does work out for the best. Decorating a boy/girl room has had it’s challenges though! I love to decorate my kiddos room’s with pictures. I wanted to snap a picture of these two together for their new room. Today I’d love to share how I snapped the perfect picture of these two kiddos. I then had it made into a 16x20 canvas from the Canvas Factory. It looks amazing on their wall. Annnnnd I have a Canvas Factory canvas giveaway for you, too. Let’s get started!

cole and cara

1. Find a fun background. When I take pictures of my kiddos I try to find a fun background. You’ll find tons of pictures of my kiddos in front of this brick wall at our house. You can also find old buildings, grassy fields & other fun places to snap a picture of your kiddos.

2. Take a ton of photos. I take a lot of pictures when I’m snapping pictures of my kiddos. You never know which one will turn out perfectly. You’ll also get a ton of funny candid shots in the process. haha!

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3. Put your camera on the action mode. When my kiddos are this wiggly I always use the action mode on my camera. I’ll get a lot let blurred pictures if I didn’t do that! haha!

4. Edit your pictures. The lighting was a little bit off when I took these pictures. I fixed it in just a few seconds using a free online photo editing site called PicMonkey. For this picture, I used the intrepid effect to deepen the color just a little bit. Then I saved this photo to my computer.

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cole and cara

5. Display your photos in your home. I love seeing pictures of my family all over my home. Having my photos developed into canvas prints is one of my favorite ways to display photos. My kiddos love seeing themselves life-size. haha! For my girl/boy room combo room, this picture really tied everything together. I love it!

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Canvas Factory does such nice job with their prints. The print comes wrapped around the edges. The back is finished, & it comes with a hook perfect for hanging.

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Enter to win a Canvas Factory 16x20 canvas print in the form below. Good luck!

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

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35 comments:

  1. One thing that worked for me when my daughter was little was to use bubbles to make her look my way and smile for the camera.

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  2. I like the (3) 12" X 18" canvas print wall display.

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  3. I don't have any great tips. I do have a new granddaughter so am looking for good tips. Thanks.

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  4. I love the wall display that is (1) 30" x 40" & (3) 12" x 12". Would love to do that wth pics of my new granddaughter. She was a micro preemie born in September. She weighed 1 lb 2 oz and is still in hospital. She should be home in a few weeks. She is almost 6 lbs. now and doing pretty well. Thanks for chance to win.

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  5. Keep it short! The longer you try to pose them, the antsier they get and the worse the pics.

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  6. Bribe them with something afterwards!

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  7. My tip is to let them be natural and not too serious.

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  8. Take lots of pictures and have fun. The more natural it is the better the pictures will be.

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  9. I love the Vintage Christmas greetings on chalkboard! Perfect for my Christmas wall! http://www.canvasfactory.com/canvas-art-prints-detail/retro-art/vintage-christmas-greetings-on-chalkboard-74444865

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  10. My best tip is to go outdoors and get them in natural light.

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  11. I love photographing my kids in natural light while they are being playful. This lets their most authentic smiles shine through.

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  12. Candid pictures are a wonderful thing! You can't always count on kids to sit still, so be prepared for some fun action shots!

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  13. I love the split canvas prints! My parents have one above their couch with a beach scene and I've always loved it - would love to make one of my own someday!

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  14. My best tip: never stop shooting! Even if you walk toward them to fix something, keep the camera rolling because they're so unpredictable and you never know when the perfect shot might reveal itself.

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  15. I love the aluminum prints. It can fit both industrial and modern styles.

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  16. I love the canvas split image from their site!

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  17. My best tip is to get the kids involved in an activity, such as playing in the sandbox. The picture then looks natural and they are occupied.

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  18. Get pictures of them doing what they love to do! Those will be the most cherished pictures when they are older!

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  19. Don't just say 'say cheese' or 'smile'. Actually make them laugh! Smiles will be natural!
    Dezi A

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  20. The Split Wall Canvas would be super awesome to do huge!!
    Dezi A

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  21. Engage them with things they like.

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  22. My best tips for photographing children is to let them be natural and try to make them laugh!

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  23. I would love the Split Canvas Print in the (3) 16" x 20"!

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  24. Try to take natural photos with natural poses, let them be themselves

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  25. i do better with them when i have them acting natural instead of posing

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  26. I love the wedding collages-so cute!

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  27. I always like outdoor natural settings.

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  28. My tip is to just let them play naturally! Candids can sometimes be the best

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