How to eliminate fake smiles during your session with JS Portrait Studio Delray Beach!

August 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Hello & Welcome! 

I am so happy you are here. 

Today, I want to talk to you about how to get real smiles of your kiddos during your photo session with us. 

Kids are completely unpredictable.

They can be so adorable and easy going and laughing uncontrollably one minute, and the next minute, turn that charm off completely.

They will typically smile for you all day long until you put them in front of a camera, then they freeze up like a deer in headlights.

We want to avoid the gritted teeth and bug-eyed forced smiles during our session.

Olivia is 3! 2022-Delray Beach Children Photographer

Here are some things you can do to help the process:


  1. Make a list of things that your child thinks are funny and send it to us prior to the session. This way, we can be prepared and add these things into our bag of tricks. Olivia is 3! 2022-0110Delray Beach Children Photographer
  2. Also give us a list of icebreakers for your child. Tell us the kinds of shows they watch, music they listen to, friends’ names, favorite story, etc. This will give us something to talk to them about, and will help them forget they’re in front of the camera.  Olivia is 3! 2022-0117Delray Beach Children Photographer
  3. Practice phrases at home to see which ones evoke the best smiles from your child. (Please, oh please, avoid “Say cheese!” unless that really works for you child.)  Olivia is 3! 2022-0110Delray Beach Children Photographer
  4. Try out a couple of jokes with them. During the session, we can ask them to tell us a joke and this will typically loosen them up as they tell it to us.  Olivia is 3! 2022 v2-Delray Beach Children Photographer
  5. If there is a song that your child loves, load it up to your phone and bring it along with you, or be prepared to sing it for them during the session. Olivia is 3! 2022 v2-0063Delray Beach Children Photographer
  6. Prepare a bribe (such as a toy, a trip to the zoo, etc.) and show it to them, or remind them of it, during the session.  Olivia is 3! 2022 v2-0078Delray Beach Children Photographer

Above it all, be relaxed. I promise you it will be fun plus you have our satisfaction promise.  

Olivia is 3! 2022 v2-0104Delray Beach Children Photographer

(If the photos do not come out as we wanted them inside the studio, we'll reschedule for an outdoors session and vice versa. Your full satisfaction is our TOP priority!)

Olivia is 3! 2022 v2-0118Delray Beach Children Photographer

Are you ready to book your session? 

Click on BOOK below or send us a message

p.s. I can barely wait to meet you & your tiny one!


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