I was going through some of the pictures I took recently of my 8 year old and
I realized she has some great session tips for my older clients. 😉
#1. She is super relaxed with me.
Now obviously, she would be because I’m her mother but my number one goal for my subjects is to relax them in front of my camera. I’m able to accomplish that by being silly, chattering a lot, showing them exactly what I want from them and assuring them when they nail it!
Moral of the story: When you trust your photographer and feel more relaxed, your images will show it. 🙂
#2. She has confidence.
A lot of it…lol. Maybe a little too much for an 8 year old. 😉 When we feel good about ourselves and are wearing something that looks good on us, our confidence soars. In these recent pictures we just bought her the new dress and her first pair of heels. I think those heels were giving her a little boost in confidence (like she needed it..lol).
Moral of the story: It is worth it to make sure you have a couple of new(er) outfits that you feel really good in! 🙂
#3. She poses how I direct her.
Actually, she basically poses herself now..lol. (This pose is a little too old for her and not one I would ask her to do but the fact that she did it so naturally kind of cracked me up) But she has watched and observed me enough times now that she knows what I am looking for. Posing is something I have been working on over the past year so I try to give a lot of direction in my sessions.
Moral of the story: I’ll direct you into some fun and flattering poses. 🙂
#4. She’s not afraid to be silly and have fun. 😉
Have fun! And if you feel the urge to break out in song and dance, by all means, do it!
Moral of the story: If you walk away from our session and had fun, I did my job 🙂