Lots of lovely babies in the studio this week. I run a ‘KidsClub’ offer, with (usually) three studio visits over the first year, at 4 months, when they are able to lift their head, at 8 months when they can sit up, and at 12 months when they can stand.
Not everyone want to have their kids featured on a website or social media of course, but thankfully, these two lovelies had no such reservations.
Baby Daisy, celebrating her 1st Birthday with a special cake. Baby Edison, at his eight month session.
Photographing cats in the studio is never easy. The sudden flash of the lights seems to hurt their sensitive eyes, and after one shot they flee, terrified into some nook or cranny, in the hope of hiding away. Sometimes, even when they are being held by their owner, they will become so agitated that they will claw and bite their way to freedom.
Casper the English Long Hair Cat arrived at the studio yesterday with his human servant, and like any aristocratic cat would do, calmly settled down to pose for the camera, simoly aware that a celebrity cat of his position in life must sometimes nod at the paperazzi, and yield to the demand for publicity. Here’s a shot of him on his servant’s shoulder…
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Combine it with a green backdrop and a couple of lights in the studio and it’s a great asset! And young Arlo here seems to be enjoying it too!
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Baby James visited the studio today with Mummy and Daddy to pose for the camera. It’s his third visit as part of his ‘Baby’s First Year’ photography package. What amazing childhood memories!
5 Tips for a Relaxed Photoshoot with Children
You know you are going to get some terrific family images that you will treasure forever. You are also worried that your youngsters (or husband) are going to be a nightmare. Just keep relaxed yourself and all the rest of the family will be fine too. So here are some quick tricks you can apply at any moment you feel a slightly stressed, not only at your photoshoot.
Count slowly down from 10.
As you count down, just breathe slowly and unwind your shoulders.
In through the nose, out through the mouth. Calm, slow, deep breathing is a well known relaxation technique.
Laugh and Giggle
If your infant is being a little monkey, then pick them up, give them a tickle and tell them in a happy way they are being a little monkey.
Be prepared to be silly.
Maybe both you and your kids need the tension breaking. A quick game of piggy back, or walking like a chicken, dancing, singing or spinning might be all it takes to go to the next level.
Don’t get cross.
Really, that is when it is all going to go wrong. We understand that children won’t always co-operate and we are happy to work round it. If they are not doing what we’ve asked, then we will change tack and shoot something around them.
It’s a cold snowy day here – so full marks to baby Callen’s mum and dad for venturing out in the bad weather to come to Dundonald and visit the studio. We were rewarded with lots of lovely pictures and smiles, and a happy little boy who thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
But when you ask Callen to sit up and smile for the camera, don’t be surprised if he makes himself comfortable and waves his feet in the air – just for fun!
I’m often asked by parents, ‘How long will my family photo session last?’ So here’s a handy guide to how much time to plan for your child’s session.
At Portraits2Go.co.uk you can pick between different shoot types.
Mini Session: 25 minutes. This session is fantastic if you simply want 2 or 3 images to record your offspring growing up. These work particularly well for older children who can follow directions easily. We craft some variations in the poses but we don’t change venues or outfits.
Standard Session: 60 minutes. Our most popular session by far is wonderful for younger children. The extra time also lets us capture some more creative photographs. We will shoot on various backgrounds. You will have at least one change of clothing as well. For younger children it lets them warm up and calm down.
Super Session: 120 minutes. For groups of three or more kids this gives every child plenty of time to be involved and photographed without them getting bored in between. We will be able to shoot them in groups and individually. We can have lots of poses and creative photographs too. You can usually manage several outfit changes if you wish.
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