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10 Photos to capture of your kids this spring

Ever look at the photos you take of your kids and feel they’re uninspired? We all say we want to take more pictures, but being creative is tough. Try these 10 ideas to make your photographs more memorable.

little girl blowing bubbles

Some of the photographs that we treasure most are those in which our children aren’t posed and smiling at the camera, but rather simply having fun and enjoying childhood. Keep your camera handy and be ready to capture these 10 great moments this spring.



Capture some photos of your kids in the wildflowers. Whether you have columbines, bluebonnets, poppies, lupines or some other lovely spring flower, the colors are spectacular and they make the perfect backdrop for your children.



You’ll capture some of the best smiles while your kids are playing in a rain puddle — with rain boots or without! Stand out of the splash zone and let them stomp, splash, and laugh.



Some of the most amazing photos are the result of kids who are simply having fun. Try setting your kids up with a kite on a windy day and let them run and laugh while you capture their joy with your camera.

Girl coloring Easter Eggs

Easter eggs

Put out the Easter egg dyeing materials, grab your camera and step back. Try to capture the little things, like the eggs themselves, the dye on your kids’ little fingers and that look of focus in their eyes.
Boy holding bugs


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Little girl with ice cream cone

Ice cream

There’s something magical about the first real ice cream cone of the season. Take pictures of the whole experience, from the look of joy when they first get them through the messy-faced aftermath.


Snap some photos of their cute little feet running in the grass. Small details like their toes make great pictures and will one day remind you just how small those feet once were.

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Once you dig their bikes out of winter storage, set up a bike-washing station and capture your kids as they wash their bikes for spring.



Those same clean feet that you captured running in the grass will get super-dirty after your kids play barefoot for a while. Grab your camera and document just how filthy they get. You may not think it today, but one day you’ll look back and those dirty feet of childhood will be absolutely beautiful.

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If you want your kids to stand still long enough for you to get some great pictures, give them some bubbles and snap away while they’re focused on blowing them.

Each season brings with it great opportunities to capture your kids simply being kids. Keep your camera with you because you never know when you’ll need it to capture that perfect shot.

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