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Wonderful Winter Photoshoot Ideas For Kids

Capturing your little snow angels

Freshly fallen, pure white snow. It makes for a sparkling, glitter-filled wonderland as far as the eye can see. Pink cheeks and giggles, snowball fights and catching snowflakes with their tongues. The family outside building their first snowman. Nothing compares to the magic of winter – and capturing these memories with your cherubs is a lot easier than you might think!

Colorful kids: Nothing stands out against the winter backdrop – or brings out the pink cheeks – like colorful coats and snowsuits. Or, try adding a pop of color with scarfs and mittens.

Snowy backgrounds: The best backgrounds are the natural ones, so making sure you have plenty of contrast in your photos will bring out the giggles and smiles even more. Rather than going with a straight snow backing, incorporate trees, snowmen, and even the local snow-covered playground for fun and interesting photos.

Dress warm enough: Keep the photoshoot going by making sure everyone – yourself included – is dressed warm enough. If you find that heavy gloves are getting in the way of taking pictures, opt for lightweight knit gloves and a couple of single-use hand warmers in each pocket. Don’t forget toe warmers for in the boots!

Keep the kids moving: The easiest way to keep the kids warm – and grab that epic shot – is to keep the kids moving. Letting them romp around in the snow completely unhindered will lead not only to the best candid and natural shots, but will let the young ones burn off some of that pent up winter energy.

Candid camera: Candid, unplanned shots are always the best ones; they capture the joy and sincerity of the moment that a, “Stop and smile for the camera” never can. Just let them play and follow them around taking pictures of everything – you never know when that perfect shot will pop up.

Composition: You’ve got the kids, the camera, the background, and the snow – now what? Pull everything together with some simple composition. Keep your primary subject to one side of the shot, or take the picture through tree branches. Let the foreground and background take over the picture and your kids will pop out.

Filters: One of the most under-utilized methods for amazing shots is setting up your camera’s filters. Not the cutesy dog ones for taking selfies – but the ones that subtly color shift to one end of the spectrum, or can change an entire compositing by switching to sophisticated black and white images.

Amazing photoshoots aren’t just for for summer – and neither are you Chérubin moccasins! Made of genuine American Leather to keep tiny toes warm, and the soft suede sole keeps your tots from teetering on the tile or hardwood floor. From our hot rod flame moccasins for your little speed demon to the subtle and sassy snowflake pattern of our Snow More Winter Blues moccasins, your Chérubin moccs are year-round comfortable footwear for your little cherub.

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Summertime Photo-Ops With The Kids

Energetic squeals of innocent delight. The awkward pitter-patter of those tentative first steps. The wonder of holidays with family. These images of your little cherub are forever imprinted on your heart.

But what about the family photo album? We all want to capture those perfect moments that we can carry and pass on, but how do we get the little perpetual motion machine to pause long enough? We’ve shared some clever ways to get the picture-perfect results.

Parks:

There’s nothing like candid shots of your little cherub at play. The wind in their hair and squeals of “higher!” as their imagination rockets them into space on the kiddie swings, or the quiet joy of ambling through a field of wildflowers. Picking daises to bring to mom, can there be any more heartwarming than these shots of your little one? For some special fun – and amazing photos – bring a small bottle of bubbles. Mesmerizing, delicate balls of air with the rainbow swirling about them, even as adults we’re captivated by the wonder and enchantment of bubbles.

The zoo:

All the curiosity and excitement of imaginative adventures unfolds at the local zoo. Faces pressed up against the glass to watch thetigers play in their pool, mimicking the penguin waddle in their Chérubin handmade leather moccasins – and don’t forget the petting zoo – are all moments you will want to treasure forever.

Nana and Popa:

Nothing causes your heart to skip a beat like flipping through the photo album and seeing photos of your little one with their grandparents – and nothing makes better gifts to for them! Add a sprinkle with flour to your little chef while making cookies with Nana for an unforgettable picture. Or snap your little angel dangling a squirmy worm from their fingers during an afternoon at the lake fishing with popa. These are memories you will never forget – and make for some of the best photo ops.

Costumes:

Superheroes and princesses fill our children with wonder and ignites imagination and play. It’s not surprising when they find a costume that they want to eat, sleep, and live in. Saving mom from the bad guys or stealing dad’s heart, these costumes bring out the personality and imagination of our little wonders, and make for some of the best photographs imaginable.

Puppies:

Giggling cherubs and playful puppies – can it get any cuter than this? Whether a new addition to the family, or visiting with friends, nothing brings out your child’s love and happiness like playing with puppies. Romping in the grass to mid-motion naps, the playful innocence will take your breath away every time.

Remember that some of the best shots you capture will be the candid, spur of the moment snapshots – splashing in a bubble-bath, stomping through mud puddles, even an arms-crossed moment when your little one isn’t being that perfect little cherub. Always have your camera or phone ready to preserve the moment forever.

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