My Approach to Photographing Lifestyle Family with Young Children | Sarasota, FL Lifestyle Photographer
Choosing the right time of day.
I will always ask if there is a specific time of day that will work best for your children. I don't want to shoot during their usual nap time. Otherwise, no one will be happy, am I right?
I Don't Say "No."
Meaning, children hear that word often enough. So, if they hear it from me, they very well may have a meltdown. If the children won't take direction from me, I will ask you, the parents, to redirect your child's attention instead of telling the child or children, "no." Usually, a small distraction is enough to get the children happy and willing to work with me.
I Let Them Have Fun!
Children love to explore, learn and observe. It's fine if they are running around while I am taking pictures of maybe just mom and another child. Sometimes, I'll quickly turn my camera to get a shot of them happily playing and get great candid shots. They are in their element and that's what lifestyle photography is all about.
I'm Not Afraid to Play and Act Goofy
Sometimes I might have to dance or make funny noises in order to get the children to loosen up, play and get those genuine smiles. As you well know, children laugh at the craziest things.
...and sometimes your children are just not having it. They get in those moods and there is no turning them around. Therefore, we may just have to reschedule the session. This usually happens if we are shooting on location somewhere. That's why I prefer to have all my sessions take place in the comfort of your own home - where children are familiar with their environment and surroundings.
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Patti specializes in lifestyle Maternity, Fresh 48 and Newborn photography and now families. If you are ready to book or chat about your photo session with Patti at DreamWorld Photography, click the "Book A Call" box above or call Patti directly at 941.405.3309.
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