Photographing Children Enjoying Their Hobbies | Portland Children's Photographer

Do you ever feel that you want to capture more than how your kids look today?

How about including one of their favorite hobbies or activities in your family photo session. This can be accomplished with an in-home session, urban exploring session, or almost any adventure you can think of in the Portland Oregon metro area.

I find that this helps to get older school age kids excited about their upcoming family photo session. They get invested in creating images that show their personality while highlighting something that they love.

This can include a game your family loves like chess:

monochrome image of family playing chess in a traditional tea shop by hunnicutt photography portland oregon premiere family photographer
monochrome image of kids playing chess on chinese style chess board by hunnicutt photography

Or the musical instrument that they’ve been working so hard to master.

Show them how proud you are of their hard work by including this aspect of their life in your expanded family photography session.

monochrome image of boy playing ukulele by rebecca hunnicutt farren portland oregon childrens photographer
boy in blue playing red ukulele highlighting childrens hobbies rebecca hunnicutt farren portland oregon and vancouver wa childrens photographer
monochrome image of girl playing white piano hunnicutt photography portland oregon family photographer
monochrome image of girl smiling holding flute by rebecca hunnicutt farren, portland oregons premiere childrens photographer
boy in blue holding bass guitar by large window by hunnicutt photography in portland oregon
detail image of boy holding bass guitar by hunnicutt photography

Do you spend a lot of time being the subject of your child’s magic tricks?

Show them how much you love that they enjoy this activity!

Detail image of boy shuffling red cards enjoying his hobby by hunnicutt photography oregon's premiere child photographer
mom and son playing cards wearing blue by rebecca hunnicutt farren, portland oregon premiere family photographer

Or, learning the intricacies of the Rubic’ cube:

boy in blue holding yellow rubix cube and concentrating by hunnicutt photography
slow motion image of rubix cube spinning by hunnicutt photography, portland oregon and vancouver wa family photographer

Or enjoying their favorite book series on a summer morning:

boy sitting on stairs in portland oregon pearl district reading harry potter book by rebecca hunnicutt farren
detail image of boy holding and reading harry potter book while wearing flip flops in portland oregon by rebecca hunnicutt farren family photographer

Incorporating activities that your kids love shows them how you truly do see them,

and helps to record this special time for the future, when they may no longer be as interested in their particular hobby, and you can look back at it fondly together.

Trust me, neither of you will regret it!

I’ve also found that these are often the images that the kids want printed and hung to decorate their bed rooms.


Ask your kids today what they would love to incorporate into a family photo session, you may just be surprised!