In today's world of phones in every pocket at all times, children are photographed more than any previous generation. Those snapshots are so important in documenting life. They are rarely printed or displayed on the wall.
When preschoolers are brought to the studio for professional portraits they often want to please their parents, checking in with Mom rather than connecting with the photographer. They are also quick to give the "cheeze" smile. It can take time and effort to bring out natural expressions. It is important not to over direct children. Follow the lead of the photographer, allowing her/him to guide your child(ren). You may be surprised by the results.
Classical portraits have simple backdrops and minimal props. Outdoor portraits allow children to be themselves with the photographer guiding them to create the images that will allow you to look back with a smile.
Every session at The Art of Portraiture begins with a complimentary design session. If you are considering having portraits created, I would love to chat. We will discover the style and mood of the portraits you would like as I get to know more about you and your family. I will be able to answer all your questions and guide you through selecting clothing and colours. Book a design session today and receive a $200 print credit. It's free and there is no obligation.