Each child is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer to how to capture their personality in a photograph. I want to have fun with your children, so that when you get their portraits, you see genuine smiles, real expression. Connecting with the children in front of my lens is an art, but that connection makes all the difference.
Child Photography Questions & Answers
What can I do to prepare my child for his or her photography session?
Children have varying levels of comfort in front of the camera. You know your child best, of course. But I think that a little preparation goes a long way, especially for younger children. One of the key's to preparing your child is simply to explain the process and get them excited. Start talking about it about a week before, get your kiddo excited to have his or her pictures taken. Tell them how excited you are, and how great it will be to have beautiful photos of them to hang on the walls.
How can I help make my child's portraits a success?
The best thing you can do is to sit back and relax! The less direction we give to your child, the better. You are welcome to stand behind me and try to get them to laugh. That sometimes works out very well. But I promise, telling them to smile usually results in the exact opposite...or in an uncomfortable face. So no "smile!" or "say cheese!", but extreme goofiness is totally acceptable!
I have this crazy idea for pictures of my kid...can you do it?
I absolutely love it when clients think outside the box. I would welcome any opportunity to work with you to create whatever it is that you are dreaming up.