Chantelle Kerr (@chantellemkerr) is a parent and TikToker who shares videos about her adorable toddler and experiences as a mom. In a recent video, Chantelle confessed that she’s a little bit camera shy, but still wants to take photos of herself with her toddler. Then, she shared that she came up with a hack for taking perfect family photos.
The video begins with Chantelle walking on screen and standing in the middle of her kitchen. “This is a reminder to all my moms or to anybody else out there who wants to take pictures of themselves but get awkward or uncomfortable when other people are taking pictures,” Chantelle says in a voiceover.
Chantelle’s toddler runs on screen as the mom talks. The toddler grabs his mom’s hands and places his feet on her knees. “Set up your camera,” Chantelle says as she kneels down and grasps her toddler by the shoulders. “I like to use a cinematic mode so that it blurs the background.”
Chantelle gives her toddler a hug and a kiss on the forehead. “Take a video and then screenshot from there,” she recommends, lifting her toddler in the air. “It honestly works so well. I’ve been doing this for a while now and I get the best shots. It is a game changer.”
“Anyways, here are the results,” Chantelle says. Then she reveals the photos she got by taking screenshots of the video. The first photo shows Chantelle kneeling down and kissing her toddler, while the second shows the moment Chantelle’s toddler put his feet on her knees.
Both mom and toddler look happy and relaxed in the adorable candid photos!
Viewers applauded Chantelle’s photography hack.
“I can’t thank you enough for this. My husband passed last year and I have been wanting to capture pictures with our two kids,” one parent wrote.
“Oh my gosh, thank you!” commented another viewer.
“This might be one of the best videos I’ve seen,” another TikToker wrote.
Would you try this photography hack with your little ones?
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