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Welcome to my blog!  Almost every session and wedding I shoot ends up here.  This is where you'll get to see the best images of the entire session or wedding day!  You'll also get to see a few personal posts of my own life and family.  I hope you enjoy browsing around!  :)

How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | Day 5

How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | 20 Day Photography Bootcamp For Moms (or Dads) | Day 5

What is it?

Welcome to RKP’s ’20 Day Photography Bootcamp for Moms’!  What this is, is a 20 day blog series dedicated to teaching and challenging parents to take better photos of their kids!  You will learn some basic lighting skills, natural posing for various ages, some ideas for lifestyle photos, as well as some other basic photography tips that will help bring your pictures up a notch!  The best part?  ANYONE can participate!  Even if all you have is a cellphone!  (Some lighting lessons will be tricky with a cell phone since you can’t adjust settings.)  Each day I will share a tip or lesson with a photo challenge.  You can then share your results in the Facebook group ‘RKPs 20 Day Photography Bootcamp for Moms (or Dads)’, on instagram with the hashtag #rkpbootcamp, or keep them to yourselfs!  You can follow along day by day or take it at your own pace.  You can skip days as well.  There’s no rules, it’s your life.  Haha.

*Note:  I won’t be covering editing but theres lots of free options out there if you want to play around with that on your own.  🙂  If you really want to go all out, I’m a big fan of Lightroom!

If you DO have a DSLR (aka “fancy”) camera, I highly recommend checking out my mini guide, Control Your Camera!


In case you missed it…

How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | Intro

How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | Day 1

How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | Day 2

How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | Day 3

How To Take Better Photos Of Your Kids | Day 4

Day 5 | Angles | Shooting Down

The Lesson:

The next couple days are going to focus on angles.  I’ve included ‘Shooting Down’ specifically because children have the CUTEST big eyes and when you get them looking up towards the camera, it’s just adorable.  It’s always been one of my favorite shots!  So while there are lots of shots you can get shooting from this angle, were going to focus on shooting down and getting eye contact.  If you have a baby that isn’t sitting yet, lay them on their back.  Otherwise either have your child sit or stand.  Keep in mind the previous lessons as you shoot!  🙂


*Focusing on their eyes while blurring out the background will make this shot even better!  Find out how to blur the background HERE.

*Hold a toy or make funny sounds to get them to look at you.

The Challenge:

Stand next to or over your child in order to shoot down at them.  You can decide how dramatic you’d like it to look by either shooting slightly down or more directly down with your camera.  Try to get them to look up into the camera and focus on those gorgeous eyes of theirs!

Here’s mine:

I stood on the couch which got him to look at me for a split second!! Haha

On That Note…

If you’re interested in booking a family session, click HERE!

Who is Robin K Photography?

I’m Robin, a wife and mom who specializes in wedding photography in the Barrhead and Edmonton area.

As a mom, I have a soft spot for photos of children and decided to do a blog series to help other moms take better photos of their own kids.

I hope you enjoy this blog series!

Are you engaged?  

If you’re recently engaged and looking for a wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you!  My style is fun, natural, and bright as you can see in my portfolio HERE.  Get in CONTACT for more information! 🙂






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