1. Don’t tell me to say, “Cheese.”
Unless you want pictures of me with all teeth and squinty eyes.
2. Don’t make me sit still.
OK, I’ll sit still for maybe one or two pictures. Let me run, jump, twirl and be silly.
3. Let me play.
Let’s play let’s play tickle, let’s play peek-a-boo, let’s play tag, let’s race, tell me a silly secret. I’ll play along and you’re going to get some genuine smiles.
4. Don’t bribe me with food.
I know what you’re doing. If I need a break, give me a break. Let me explore on my own a bit and you just might get some pictures of me enjoying being me.
5. Don’t feed me crumbly, gooey foods.
You know they are just going to land on my shirt and stick to my face and my teeth. Do you really want pictures of that?
6. Give me something to do.
I like fiddling with my favorite toy, I like chasing bubbles, I like dancing, I like giggling at funny things you say and do. Let me do things I like and you’ll see my eyes light up in the pictures.
7. Don’t Stress.
Hey … I’m a kid. Let me be me for an hour. Don’t get upset, don’t raise your voice, just relax. When you’re relaxed, we’ll have fun together.
Are you putting off creating Family Portraits because you think your kiddo won’t behave? Are you afraid to invest your time and budget for a Family Portrait session when your kids will not sit still?
There is a time for portraits when everyone sits still and smiles at the camera. Imagine those traditional wedding photos. Perhaps now is the time in your family’s life for casual portraits that allow your kids to be … kids!
When you look back at these treasured portraits you have created now, you’ll smile when you see the true personality of your family. What’s most valuable are the portraits that show your family during all the important stages of life, and yes, that includes when they are little run-about bug-a-boos.
Call me. Let’s come up with a session idea where all of you will have fun, and special portraits to remember the time together.
I am a Southern California based Portrait and Fine Art Photographer who sees the world a bit differently.
Together, we can Capture YOUR Life, One Image at a Time!