With the children we tend to take photos of them whilst they are distracted by their toys or by what’s going on around them. Youngsters find the photo shoot quite intimidating to start off with but slowly become more comfortable around the strange people looking through the camera lens at them! They definitely become more interested when you show them a few pictures of themselves part way through the photo shoot. They also decide to smile a lot more for the camera.
Family portraits are one of my favourites – it’s a challenge and the outcome is very satisfying making it worth all the hard work that’s been put into the photo shoot (by everyone including the parents).