I often get asked what it’s like to photograph babies and toddlers, ‘Is it stressful’? My answer is always, ‘It can be if you let it’-If you worry and agonise that the little one is not posing the way you imagined then yes. If you relax and just go with the flow your client (aka Mom or Dad) and their child in turn will relax and your photographs will become more natural.
Create a relaxed space, don’t worry if there are bottles, nappies and clothes everywhere..you are trying to get images of a relaxed happy family, if you are relaxed and happy..its kinda contagious 🙂
With thanks to my friend for this picture, one of the most natural born mothers I know and her beautiful daughter.