Children make wonderful photographic subjects – they are beautiful and spontaneous, and so very natural. Whether they are bold or bashful, children are expressive little people. What I love about my job is that I never know what a child is going to do or say during a photo-shoot. Every child is different and unique in their own special way!
We are all aware that children have short attention spans, and perhaps the biggest challenge in photographing them is keeping them interested. I usually recommend that the parents bring along with them a favorite toy for the child to play with. I try to engage the children in conversations that might give me a chance to capture their natural beautiful expressions.
Most importantly, I remain patient the entire time. Absolute patience is a necessity when working with children. This is why I spend as much time as it takes to help the children feel safe and comfortable. From my experience, a photographer’s patience is always rewarded with magical photographs that capture the beauty of childhood.
For more information on my kids photography services or to schedule a consultation, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.