Audrey Claire danced her way to in front of my camera. This sweet little ballerina started out a little shy until we turned on the inspiring Queen Elsa. A little bit of Let it Go! Let it Gooo! Can't hold it back any more! had her coming out of her shell. We plied, turned, leaped, and went through the 5 positions - I did do a little research before the session to know what to ask for. She did beautifully and smiled the entire time.
I've been photographing children portraits since I was in the basics at the New York Institute of Photography. I learned quickly to work calmly and efficiently. Some child can follow direction very well others need more guidance. For some it's best to let them do their thing and just shoot. I get a lot of compliments of being patient. For regular sessions there is plenty of time scheduled to allow cushioned time for melt downs and warming up. The studio can be intimidating for a child to walk into - unusual surrounding with a huge light and a stranger with a large black box with a tube sticking out the front of it pointing at them. When it takes a minute to warm up, that's ok!
The most authentic portraits of little ones come when the they are relaxed and having fun. I try to do a few simple poses to start with for more serious looks with connection then build into what they want to do for real smiles and personality; it makes a great variety in the gallery for choosing heirlooms.
Children portrait sessions normally last about 30 minutes before the little one is done. They can be booked for any hobby, club, or sport. I book 3-4 sessions per week, don't delay in scheduling if you are wanting to. I can be booked out as much as 3 weeks ahead of time.