Photographers tip number # 287:
Get down low!
If you take a photo at your child’s height you’ll change the perspective from which you normally see them, and make it a more interesting shot. Crouch down and get your camera down to their level, so they are looking straight into the camera, instead of up at it.
You could even try lying or sitting on the the ground (if you’re happy to get your clothes dirty!) and get them to lie down or sit on the ground as well. Try to find some nice green grass to roll around in for some bright colour and textural interest.
I think this image is much more interesting taken at his level, than if I’d been standing up and looking down at him, plus you see the line of the fence as well from this angle, which adds depth: