I’ve been seeing this family off and on since Millie was a tiny baby and it’s always fun to see how she’s grown and changed over the year. So now, she’s a lively little girl full of personality so I wanted to capture that as well as to provide a bit more of a traditional family portrait.
Obviously, whilst I enjoy creating family portraits in the studio, the actual process of sitting still for a photo can have limited appeal for little folk. Therefore, I usually try to capitalise on the novelty of being in the studio to get the more traditional shots first (and for traditional, you can read those where they need to sit fairly still) and if that becomes too boring for them, we can use some time to have some fun. The resulting composite image is a great way to capture them in all their crazy glory – they enjoy all the jumping and the posing and you get to enjoy the finished result. It’s a win-win!
In years of portrait photography I’ve learned lots of tricks to keep all age groups engaged and amused while we capture them and this type of photography can provide a really interlude in a photo shoot.