Tag Archives: Children

Saturday We’ans

Saturday 24th February was a day of babies and toddlers at Dundonald.  First we had the lovely baby Nisha, in for the last visit on her ‘Baby’s First Year’ package.  She’s ONE!

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Then later in the day, along came cousins John and Teddy, great buddies at the best of times, here they are demonstrating their friendship for the camera!

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5 Tips for a Relaxed Photoshoot with Children

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.

Deep breaths.

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.

How long will it take?

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.

Book appointments online here: https://directory.bookedin.com/portraits2gocouk

August Mini-Models

August ‘Mini-Models’ are all now submitted to our ‘National Child Portrait Competition!’ – Raising funds for the Lullaby Trust to help promote healthy sleep in for babies.

Last month 12 lovely  Mini-models took part in the local competition, between them raising £120 for The Lullaby trust. And here they all are…

Join in here…
https://bobmcevoy.co.uk/national-…/childrens-portrait-award/