Toddlers are squirmy, active, shy…. shall I go on? They are hard to keep still and therefore hard to photograph. Don’t be afraid to change the way you get the shot you want. This little girl was being very shy, but she would light up with her dad. Once she got comfortable in his arms, she forgot I was around. The parents wanted a great shot of their daughter, and as a photographer, I like to try to capture their personality (vs. just a posed school type photo). With a little movement of my lens, I was able to capture this beautiful girl alone, as well as get some lovely shots of her with her dad.

What tricks do you have for catching your toddler for a photo?