Daniel needed time to explore too, the studio is an interesting place for little ones to explore so we’ve made it as toddler proof as possible. In return for keeping still enough to photograph we interspersed plenty of rest breaks, which, for a toddler means permission to charge about and let off steam.
We always remind ourselves it can’t be easy to sit still for photographs when developmentally, toddlers are hard wired to explore and these candid ‘rest’ moments can be very funny to watch! Then it’s good old bribery and play time with the puppets to hold a child’s attention long enough to squeeze the last few images.
It was important to try for some family shots too and playtime with the bricks was a great way of changing mode for some more natural results with mum & dad.
To finish up, our faithful mutt Bram made a guest appearance at the studio door for some waggy tailed fuss to reward Daniel’s patience and good nature. (He really loved this, and so did Bram!)
Thanks to Daniel, mum and dad for a lovely relaxed shoot.