Tamara Lackey’s Top 6 Songs for Children’s Photography Videos

Moira West


Children have such a range of emotions and expressions, so finding the right music to complement their photo shoot can sometimes prove to be a challenge. We turned to renowned children’s photographer Tamara Lackey to highlight some songs that can match the feel and energy of kids photos.

Here’s how Tamara picks songs for her photo slideshows: “I care a great deal about the mood that goes along with the images. And sometimes it is playful and fun and bouncy, and I want music to complement that and enhance it even. Other times, it’s just dreamy and soulful and quiet and I want music to go along with that.”

Naturally, Tamara’s top six tunes include both bouncy and soulful songs that match the many emotions her photography evokes. Here they are:

  • “Heart Beats” (Instrumental) by Melinda Ortner
  • “Pearl Diver” (Instrumental) by Jesse Terry
  • “I Wish You Love” by Nancy Falklow
  • "Alleluias Dancing” by Stanton Lanier
  • "All About Your Heart" (Instrumental) by Mindy Gledhill
  • “We Grow” by Tyler Stenson

To create an expressive video slideshow that’ll make parents want to take home every photo from the session, all you need is stellar music and a great video style to match. The exuberance and joy of the photos themselves will do the rest.