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Why laughing & having fun during your session is #1 - Toronto Family Photographer, Tegan Monaco

Laughing is the best strategy to capture a candid moments

I get it. You want a nice family photo all together with everyone looking their best. All the hard work is done before your session figuring out what everyone will wear, what time you need to leave the house by and arrive on-time. It’s a lot of work - but I promise you worth it! I’ve heard countless of times during a session, “we should have done this sooner”!


Let go

My goal during our session is for everyone to have FUN! We have enough stress and worry in our day to day life as a Mom especially, so it’s my job to make sure you let go and enjoy yourself. Let things flow and let everyone be.


Don’t worry if your kids don’t want to smile or pose!

I’ve caught myself many times with my own kids trying to take a photo saying “smile”, “look at the camera” and “just one more photo”. Often it's the best photos that are candid and natural showing their true personality. I've had success with past clients sneaking in photos when the kids don't even know I've taken a series of photos. I'll never forget a little girl waking up right from her nap and coming to our session. Her expressions were serious and tired (which became my favourite photos), but by the end of the session she warmed up and was playing around. I was able to capture her personality in so many ways! It’s my job as your photographer to engage with your family, learn about their personalities and be quick to get the photos. I enjoy getting down on the kids level.


Have your child bring their favourite toy or animal!

Many clients in the past have asked if their child can bring their “favourite thing”. Absolutely! If this will make them more comfortable, bring along anything that will help. I will take photos with this object and remove if I can - don’t worry!


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