The success of family portraiture always rely on the good will of the kids. When parents come to me with small children I alway give them this few guidelines. The photo session should not be seen as a chore, a torture or something they are forced to do because mom said so. Here are 4 ways to ensure we get the best out of the kids.
As a portrait photographer posing has always being a tough subject. Because subjects sometimes need directions but a good photograph is always about an emotion. Emotions can be stifled by the process of posing, by the un-natural we self-consciously know we look.
As a result it is important to have a reliable way to provoke in a composition and let them be themselves.