I literally cannot get a photo of my two kids together! Sure, I can get them together wrestling, but for them to both sit and look at the camera for me to even get a decent snap of them together is just impossible!
I've tried sitting them next to eachother with a toy to keep them still. Nope. I've tried having Carson hold Jackson in his lap with his hands around Jackson's waist. That is the biggest disaster! Jackson flips out and starts screaming because he's being held back. Carson's pretty good at sitting there now, but his smile is always soooo forced I think I'm just going to have to wait until Jackson is a little older...
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
I feel your pain! If you think you have a tough time, try 3 boys!!!
The only time I can get the older two (ages 4 and 2) together and looking is if I position myself next to the TV while they watch a funny cartoon or something. And those pictures don't turn out great either!
~ Kaci, mama to 3 beautiful boys
and wife to 1 amazing man
i know it's so hard at this age
have you tried just getting both of them in the same picture doing the same thing? For example...put both of them on your bed and let them jump on it and then snap some pics? you never know, they might look at you at the same time especially if you surprise them with something small on the camera. Or something. I don't know The only time I get pictures of both my kids in it is if they are doing something fun together but not so posed. If I try posing them in a chair or in front of something then it turns out pretty bad. lol
I wish I had advice. I don't have a single good picture of the two of them together at all! I am attempting a "Tea Party" shoot this weekend, I'm sure it will be a disaster. I need to get something useable for there 2nd birthday invite, which is going to be a tea part.
The only ones that I have where they both at least stay seated is when DH is blowing bubbles or having there bee pillow pet fly at them. But then they are looking at him and not the camera. It's TOUGH! I often wonder if it's harder to photograph your own kids then it is to do other peoples kids.
You know, Tara, I think you hit the nail on the head. I think it's much harder to photograph your own kid than it is someone else's. In December, a friend of mine asked me to take some pictures of her family, and the kids (same ages as mine) looked right at me and smiled. She said that she has just as hard of a time as I do!
The best pics I've gotten of my kids was when I told my DH to stand directly behind me and do stupid stuff to keep their attention. I'm pretty sure he was pretending to eat my head, or something, but whatever he was doing, the kids thought it was hilarious. But, they were both looking in my general direction and smiling, which made for a nice picture.
My "babies" are Abigail (6/06) and Caleb (1/08 )
I feel your pain!! It's SOOO hard to get a picture of them together...both looking...both smiling. *sigh*
The only shots I get of them is if they are playing and not paying attention to me and the camera. Most times those pictures don't really turn out that well though.
I can't even get ONE of my kids to look and smile!!
My shoot always turn out disasterous. Neither boys want to sit still
-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.