A fine art portrait photography session is a meaningful investment that takes planning. The preparation can be stressful as you get the kids, hair, and wardrobe ready for the lights, camera, action! The booking process at my studio works to provide you with the answers to help you prepare and properly plan for your studio session, and we always have tips and suggestions that we feel are extremely helpful. Today’s suggestion? Relax!
Too often we see the stress of family events filter down from parent to child. It can be stressful to be part of a portrait photography session, but it should really just be a new memory and a day of celebration. There should be no need for a family member or child to leave the experience feeling like they spent the day under a magnifying glass.
Portraits are complex, and to summarize the love of a family or the excitement growing within an expecting mother is a great task. Leave the hard work to the professionals. Your job is to arrive to the session with a calm mind and spirit ready to interact with your loved ones as you normally would. If you are focusing on trying to get your child to smile then not only are you not ready to be photographed but the child may have the photographer and several others focused on them. All of that hyped up energy can wear on a child especially in a new environment. Trust your fine art photographer and let them interact with your child.