I had the pleasure of photographing these three sweeties a few months ago in my studio. To have three kids under the age of four, their Mama (and Daddy!) sure were laid back through the entire session. Totally calm, cool and collected. Parents tend to get really tense when photos are being taken of the kiddos, getting stressed any time they "misbehave", but I was very much in awe of how NOT stressed out they were! They know how to do it!
That is the key... you have to let the littles be themselves and go with the flow. I think that contributed to how smoothly the shoot went. When the parents are calm, the kids are calm. I was TRULY impressed with the oldest sisters who got through it with no tantrums and even sat pretty darn still most of the time! THAT is a hard feat for a regular kid, much less 4 years old and under. They were patient with my constant repositioning of hair and arms and baby sister slept like a trooper. There was a little bit of finessing the baby back to sleep in between backdrops, but she did fabulously. And I won't deny that I loved scratching that newborn-love itch.
I got to use this vintage doll carriage that we repainted the most perfect coral color and decoupaged some vintage wallpaper on the hood. Pulling together color palettes from backdrops, props and accessories is my favorite part of studio portrait photography.
Photography and Styling by Danielle Thompson.
©2015 Danielle Thompson.