We have seen it all. Snacks, activities, money. Bribing kids to take pictures is very common. However, unless you want the bribe to show in the pictures, try not to show your child the bribe until pictures are over. If they see it, they want it… NOW! And if they don’t get it, they can be more upset than when pictures started.
We have seen great success when you bring their favorite toy or stuffed animal that they are allowed to take pictures with. Or better yet, surprise them with a new toy while in the studio. Let us capture their face when they first see it.
On the other hand, if your child isn’t cooperating perfectly, please try to not take prizes away during the photo shoot. That is, unless you want pictures of your child crying.