Welcome to Motherly's Photography Class, brought to you ?FREE? for the month of May from the photo pros at Chatbooks, who print your Instagram, Facebook and camera roll pics automatically for only $8/ book. ?

Taking photos of toddlers can seem like a challenge, but honestly is just different than taking photos of babies—who can barely move!

And if you have even older children, the same concepts you will learn in this lesson can be applied to them.

The main point I want you to take away is to let your children be themselves as you take photos of them.

Action Step:

Plan an activity that you know your child will love. For example, if your child loves to read, plan a day at the library. If they love animals plan a day at the zoo, or the aquarium.

And make that day a day where you can capture the things they love to do.

Keep your eye out for great light and beautiful backgrounds where you can capture those great photos. Remember it's all about making it fun.

Your class lessons—

Lesson 1: Let there be light
Lesson 2: Background matters
Lesson 3: Styling your photos like a pro
Lesson 4: Get in the picture, mama!
Lesson 5: Action shots of baby, toddler + kids
Lesson 6: Edit those pics
Lesson 7: Backing up your photos
Lesson 8: Printing your photos
Lesson 9: Maternity photography mini-class
Lesson 10: Newborn photography mini-class
Lesson 11: Family photography mini-class