I love doing family photos in LA, especially at Carbon Canyon. I love the challenge of bringing kids out of their shell. Carbon Canyon is really fun because there’s some walking involved, so the kids had something to do. It was kind of a cloudy morning, but it ended up being really beautiful!
I can’t claim to be an expert. But throughout my photography career I’ve amassed a bag of tricks I use to get kids to cooperate with photos. I grew up in a large family and my mom was also a very good photographer. So I learned some from her, some from hanging with my nieces and nephews, and some from just plain old remembering what it was like to be a kid. So here’s my top advice to parents and photographers.