Take brilliant snaps of your kids with these top smartphone photography tips

Spending time with the family is time that many people cherish, with the moments spent with offspring among the most memorable.

With the smartphone in the pocket, it's tempting to reach for it and capture every moment - but so often that cute time when they're baking, playing in the park or learning with toys is gone before you can snap it.

To help you out, here are five easy ways to make sure that when you're taking a picture that you want to last for a lifetime - from positioning playtime to the optimal position to making sure that play is snapped from the right angle, these handy hints have got you covered.