In this day and age of constant social media sharing, people may be less likely to follow some common courtesy rules that used to be second nature. For example, asking before taking pictures of other people's kids. I have some basic rules for taking pictures of my kids, especially now. Just because it seems like everyone's life is public consumption anyway, doesn't mean a person shouldn't think twice before posting a picture of my babies.
I'm not naive enough to think that I have total control over my children's images at a time when private information can legally be bought and sold online. Even so, I'd like to think that the rules of human decency still apply to good people. So, regardless of whether or not you technically can surreptitiously steal a snapshot I use in an article, I ask that you don't. Most decent humans, I would suspect, will honor that request.
The other fact that plays into the following rules, is that my kids are freaking adorable. Spoiler alert: I might be a tad biased. I love taking pictures of my kids. If you love my kids, or beauty, you'll likely love taking pictures of my kids, too. I'm totally fine with it as long as you follow the few basic rules I've outlined below before you start snapping away.