Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward (Psalm 127:3).
Our second little girl completed Kindergarten! Awww, they seem to grow so fast! I really loved her Kindergarten age and she really enjoyed stepping out and going to school. Although, she didn’t have a graduation, we figured we’d let her wear a gown and take some photos to signify her Kindergarten completion. We took the photos ourselves (both my husband and I). You can check out our Ice-cream party we did to celebrate after the photo shoot. She’s such a little cutie!
It’s kind of weird to see our first daughter standing tall next to her having already gone through Kindergarten and now being her support. Good but I just can’t help but think about how fast they are growing. Her graduation was much more eventful since she had an actual graduation. You can check out her graduation and party here. And enjoy the rest of the photos:)
How to Take Your Own Family Photos
Got a nice camera? You can take your own photos. I know it’s easier to have someone take them but sometimes, you can use your own camera for a quick photo shoot. Zero cost involved! Here are a few things I’d do. Hope it helps.
- Decide on a day, time, and area when you might want to take the photos.
- Everyone’s got their outfits ready? OK, great!
- Make sure your camera lens and camera gear are ready to go.
- Have a tri-pod – It helps to take stable photos but we mainly used it to get group photos.
- Choose an area that’s not too sunny – we loved having a sunny day to take our photos but the kids were squinting a little
- Choose the background – Do you want photos next to a large tree, a house, a park, or an antic car?
- Use props – blankets, plants, flowers, kids toys, etc.
- Take a variety of photos – mix and match family members including and also take singles and groups
- Use different poses and move around to different spots – for example, don’t take all on the porch, hop on the grass too or next to that pretty flower in the corner
- Capture both wide and close-up shots
- Don’t forget the details – zoom in on the details
- Have fun and don’t be too serious – candid photos are the best
It was a very sunny morning but we were so thankful to get the photos after a very cloudy kind of week. She did such an awesome joy – all the kids did!
Look at the detail in this next image, it’s one of my favorites. I love the hat was captured up, her looking at it, and also the shadow effects at the bottom. See the shadow of the hat to the left. Super cool!
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Hope you enjoyed the photos. Do you have a child in Kindergarten who recently graduated or just now entering? Did you do photos or graduation?