50 Photos to Take with your Kids Free Photo Checklist

Mom needs to get in front of the camera too! Here are 50 photos to take with your kids! Download the free photo checklist below and get out from behind the camera and into the shot!

Mom needs to get in front of the camera too! Here are 50 photos to take with your kids! Includes free printable photo checklist.

I used the self timer for this shot while at the park yesterday. Little monkey was cold and needed a snuggle so we sat and watched the big kids play for a few mintues while she warmed up. I relish these moments….you know, the ones where she’s actually sitting still for longer than 30 seconds. Snuggle time with mom seems to have taken a back seat to keeping up with her older siblings these days. She thinks she’s one of the big kids now, which makes me grateful for moments like this, when she still needs mom for a snuggle…and I’m more than happy to hold on to my baby, just a little bit longer.

One way I’m able to get in photos with my kids is by using my camera’s self timer. It’s such a handy feature and with a few tricks, you can get proficient with using your self timer to sneak in a shot or two!

Mom needs to get in front of the camera too! Here are 50 photos to take with your kids! Includes free printable photo checklist.

How I got the shot above

When taking this shot with my self timer I laid my camera down on the bench beside me and from this angle it was cropping the top half of our bodies off. I was at a park, so there weren’t a lot of places to put the camera to get a better angle, so I took my camera strap, folded it up and placed it under my lens to lift it and angle it upwards a little. {Always make sure your camera is on a flat, stable surface before doing this.} You can see it still cut off my head a little, but it helped. I use this little trick often when using my self timer to adjust the angle of the camera.

Need a few ideas of photos to take with your kids? I’ve got you covered! 

Below you’ll find a brand new photo checklist filled with 50 fun photo ideas designed to help us moms get in a few more photos with our kids. No more excuses….it’s time to grab that camera, figure out the self timer or hand it over to the hubby and get smiling!

Mom needs to get in front of the camera too! Here are 50 photos to take with your kids!


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You can now download printer friendly version of all my photo checklists – that’s 400 photo ideas in total! Visit this post for all the details!


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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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  1. Stepper the Mighty says

    sigh. Sometimes I wish I were a professional photographer. That picture is beautiful.

    And I love the list! Great idea.

    Visiting from ETC – glad I stopped by!

  2. Melanie says

    Ahhhh… LOVE that sweet pic of you & your girl! Fabulous tip… I am surely going to try that out at the park today!

    Downloaded the list too! Thanks!

  3. Angela says

    I found you through the “50 photos to take with your kids” list….I saw it on Pinterest. I love your blog and I’m a new follower. I’m doing the Project 365{+1} and I’m going to use your list for inspiration. Thank you!

  4. Eva says

    New follower here!

    Love your list. In fact, I’ve already started working on it!

    Love the photo above of you with your daughter. Stunning.

  5. Wife, Mother, Gardener says

    I love this list! We have done so many of them already… though mostly with just a kids. I like the encouragement to include a “mom” in their childhood… somewhere! There are so many moments that can just not be captured 10 years from now.

  6. says

    I think this is a great idea for any mom to really get out there and take photos any time, anywhere. A lot of times we don’t realize how wonderful everyday portraits can be. I must admit that being a photographer I mostly only shoot formal portraits of my daughter, but now I have a list of everyday photo ideas that I can use. Thanks!

  7. says

    Hello! I just found this list, and I love it! Many good ideas, I have lots of pictures of the kids but just a few when we actually do something together. Is the most behind the camera, so to speak … Borrowed picture, but linking to you. Thank you!

    Lilli from Sweden

  8. says

    Wow, i love the ideas. But can you tell me how you were able to get that focus and bokeh when you are setting up? It’s spot on. I have a hard time getting it right. To you set up your focus for continuous? Just wondering.

  9. says

    I want so badly to download and print this list..i’ve tried 2x now and not sure why it just won’t download…I think it’s a prob with media fire? I have no problem downloading anything else. Can you help?

    • says

      Paige you need to focus lock your camera BEFORE releasing the shutter. I’ll have the child who will be in the photo with me sit in place, focus lock the camera on them (hold the shutter button half way until it beeps) and then press it all the way and I’ll get in place. That will assure the camera focuses exactly where you’d like it to. Hope that helps. :)


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