How frustrating is it to see those pictures you took of your kids and discovered that they are posing with that "say-cheese" face in all of them!
Here are some tips of how to take natural, beautiful candid photos, that you can treasure all your life.
1.- ALWAYS HAVE A CAMERA WITH YOU.DUH! but I know someone out there *cough cough..never-happened-to-me ... *cough, cough* that had run to grab her camera when she saw their kids "having-a-great-moment", just to get there when the moment had passed.
You see a great shot on your camera, and believe me, there's nothing more boring than listening to someone else say, "I saw this great shot but I didn't have my camera." It's like, really? Why didn't you have your camera? The best camera is that one you carry with you. So carry a camera, either a phone camera, a point and shoot, or something larger because having a camera with you is going to let you practice and sharpen your skills.
2.- GET DOWN TO THE CHILD'S LEVEL. So often we grownups just take pictures from our height, which is way above that of most children. If you're not crawling around on the ground, you're too high! While you're at it crawling around on the floor, get in closer rather than cropping for a more dramatic shot.