Beautiful 13 month old Lilly from Rushden started our week off with a smile at the studio today. Dressed in her best frock, she needed no help in looking amazing for her children’s portraits. It’s always a pleasure to have a confident toddler to the studio, there was no hanging onto mum’s trousers leg by Lilly, she woke from her sleep in a good mood and was raring to go after a quick toddle around the studio.
As always with a toddler, we had to work fast and these photoshoots can be over very quickly. It’s a fine balance between allowing enough time for toddlers to settle against the ticking clock of their limited concentration span. You’re really only looking at about 30 – 45 mins active photographing time with this age group, and we pride ourselves on achieving a good range of images.
To mum’s surprise, Lilly sat still on the beanbag long enough for some beautiful close up portraits before she got bored. The fact we’re strangers kicks in here, we keep mum or dad close by enough that the child feels safe and secure, but we take charge and this usually means a good response, way before familiarity kicks in and they want to go exploring. Parents are often surprised that their child has sat still at all, let alone interacted with us.
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