Children and Family Photography


Children and Family Photography


Lesson Info

Simple Family Poses

Now we're ready to actually get photographs taken how do you think he feels for us to have to think about the whole time like terrible right seriously is that when we talk about the joy of photography like this is I'm talking slowly, methodically and building up to it but what we want to do is just remember mary go let's get to the fun part so now we're going to the fun part all right let's scripture and I was like how you're kind of setting something up right there do me a favor and cross at the knees and come to the edge of this apple box thing I'm bringing people to the edge often so whatever we're on a bench or a chair or this apple crate or anything often when people are sitting farther back I'm going to click both just for an example but often when people are sitting farther back it may be physically more comfortable um but this look tends to be a little bit more here we go we can kind of show that with the other one before behind it even if we're not even showing the legs you st...

art seeing that we have a couple things going on here and we're just a little bit at the waist lean forward a little bit the way yeah all right good and then you know I'm going to go fan them we need to wake him up just phantom they're good oh that's actually quite beautiful I love it it is a mad good that looks really pretty it can you see the energy it's not just expression you can see the energy you can see when the life comes back into the eyes I'm going to move that here and now we're going to switch her out of it all right you doing me a favor mckenna and speech completely that way with your back when he gets mommy right and then put your legs on that end of this I love where you were when you kind of came forward a little bit into the waste yes I want to put your arm around here and how old are you you think that long about it okay when you do you ever just lean in on mommy like that and then yes snow globe of their arm your almost nine okay so you didn't want to say because you feel like you've gone past that I get it I like how your hair's coming up like that all right and then lily you're eleven you want to get shot in her out or do you not care um so long as it doesn't bug you if it's in later okay great all right oh I like that I love it out all right we're in and now we're just going to frame this up right here for okay going back going back free mckenna click this louder, good! You got some nice lips across the board. Stop scratching yourself. You're not a puppy in this frame. I'm seeing them getting a clip with a light in it. So I'm gonna move it back of it and then you guys are going to stand up that's the next move ready? One. Tell me a shake, mckenna just shaker likes shaker. Stay with me, girl. All right, good. Let's did not a second the dangers of going through the whole buildup technically, is it exhausting for children to meet? They ever stand up here all the way on top and then all the way on top no, following we'll lift the lights yet. Thank you. You're ready on it. And then you guys were going to come in here and it's cute right in the back and then come this way and that if you're standing here and leaning in, that will give you that is a big tip for posing depending on where the feet are building this whole lean that makes that really will shit. I love that that will really shift things on dh. Now, when you're squeezing on mommy, if you squeeze too much, guess what happens to mommy, you need to not do that, you've got to give her a little bit of a break, I'm gonna go in tighter and then um lily pants you stand closer yeah there you go and then we're gonna do a little bit of air just to wake up uh huh and they are as you're saying there that say nailed it all right that's great if you could fix her hair one more time beauty is amiss and if you see that apple box back there that oh I like that any time you see this when people naturally do this hang onto each other media it's her balance I don't know but what I think is it's all about the way you guys belong to each other and I love that and I want to show that as much as possible all right there ma really you look your path out very good that's great eleven right break very good uh the other thing I don't have to worry about at all with the constant lights is recycle time I mean clinton clinton clinton clinton clinton looking good not that s so you want to do that but I never have to worry about them getting better um thinking back on that last frame yeah and so this is the motion that I want to get to these are the shots I want to take we start out with the bill that simple let's get everybody emotion but let's start putting more energy and care and fun into it that's the whole point of being here anyway

Class Description

The best family portraits are those that capture the true spirit and personalities of their subjects. In Children and Family Photography, Tamara Lackey will teach you how to photograph individual children, sibling groups, and complete families in an authentic and exciting new way.

Tamara is a celebrated family and lifestyle photographer. In this class, she’ll teach you how to beautifully light, naturally pose, and creatively photograph children and their families. You’ll learn about:

  • The gear that’ll help you get you great shots
  • Which lights to use and when to use them
  • How to integrate the location into the shoot
  • Digital workflow and album design
Through instruction and demonstration shoots, Tamara will share her top tips on posing and lighting and she’ll teach you how to get everyone into a great group shot. You’ll also learn about what goes into her sales sessions and how she handles prints and portrait albums.

Whether you are a parent who wants to take better photographs for the family album or an experienced photographer hoping to expand into the family photography business – this class will equip you with the insights and skills you need to produce photographs that feel natural and look great. 


1Simple Posing: Young Girl
2Simple Posing:Young Boy
3Group Posing: Two Girls
4Backlit Shots: One Girl
5Shooting in the Shade
6Using the Rule of Thirds
7Review of Selected Images
8Working with Self Consciousness
9Training to Photograph Authentically
10Talking Through Self Consciousness with Subject
11ProFoto Strobes: 2 Light Sources with Pre-Teen Model
12Stylize and Prep for a Shoot
13Simple Family Poses
14Use Props and Backdrops During Family Posing
15Family of 5 Indoor Couch Scene
16Natural Light and Strobes
17Image Review of Family Photos
18Use the Right Light for the Right Occasion
19Ice Light Demo
20Constant Lights Demo
21Speedlight Demo
22TTL Demo
23Reflector Demo
1Pose Children in a field
2Build on your shots
3Capture Motion in a Wide Open Field
4Capture Splashing in a Lake
5Photograph Movement with Fast Moving Subjects
6Top Tips: #1 Simplify The Shot
7Top Tips: #2 Small Posing Shifts for Maximum Effects
8Top Tips: #3 Direct The Feel & Energy
9Top Tips: #4 Be the Destination
10Top Tips: #5 Mix it Up. Vary Everything
11Top Tips Q&A
12Family poses in a field
13Posing: Family of 5
14Dads and Daughter Family Shoot in Field
15Posing: Parent/Child Pairings
16Why Tamara Was Drawn to Family Photography: Beautiful Together
17Adoption Interview with Vicki Taufer
18Lackey Family Adoption Experience: FAQs
1Tamara's Gear: Cameras
2Tamara's Gear: Lenses
3Tamara's Gear: Accessories
4Mylio Demo
5Digital Album Design
6Sales Prep Process
7Photo Review With Client
8Selected Images and how to sell them
9Closing out the Sale
10Professional Photography Pricing
11Start Your Business
12How to Market Yourself
13How to Stay Inspired
14Photoshoot Recap
15Tamara's Top Tips Recap
16Tamara's Tools Recap
17The Importance of Family Photography