“I know she 𝒔𝒂𝒚𝒔 it’s totally normally for kids to act up during a shoot; but is she 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 prepared for my circus?!”
“My kids are never going to sit and pose, are these photos even going to be worth the hassle?”
Sound like some of your thoughts & worries when booking with me? Totally normal you guys! Kids are kids. We can’t expect them to be little performance monkeys and sit and smile and act perfect for an entire photoshoot, right?! I mean, sometimes it’s hard enough for us to get our grown husbands to participate, you feel me? 🤪
𝐃𝐎. 𝐍𝐎𝐓. 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐓. I really really mean it when I say ITS OK! No ones babies act like perfect angels during a shoot. No one comes in and knows exactly how to stand, how to pose or how to “act natural” with a camera pointed at you. But that’s why I’m here! I will absolutely make sure we have such a fun time, it 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 feel natural & I will give you amazing poses like “butt smack, hit the monkey, dance party”
Plus, how many times have you looked at your sweet angels doing really absolutely nothing & wished you could just freeze them in time right where they are; completely unposed? We are gonna capture all those moments, and more, 𝓽𝓸𝓰𝓮𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻.
What’re some things 𝒚𝒐𝒖 can do to help the day run as smooth as possible? The biggest tips that have worked for my families:
- Schedule your shoot at your little ones happiest time of time. Directly after nap! They are always rested & ready to play!
- Bring snacks! What do we love to do when we gather with friends and loved ones? We eat. Your little one will always perk up when you offer them their favorite snack in the middle of a shoot! Plus, a little bribery never hurt anyone, right? 🤪
- For older kids, let them give their input! I’ve had so many families who the older kids have such fun ideas for poses, or want to get behind the camera between shots to see how it came out! It helps them feel more comfortable and HEY! Maybe you’ll have a future photographer on your hands!
- Put outfits and last minute details on when you arrive. It makes the car ride to the location more fun & laid back if you don’t have to stress about spills the whole way