I had a great portrait session with Madilyn recently. She was a little shy at first, but we got beyond that and were having fun and getting great pictures in no time. She really enjoyed the flower and Mom being silly behind me.
I believe that to really succeed in children’s portraiture you have to become a kid again. Meeting them on their own level makes them forget about the camera. When you stop to take time to listen to what they need (like a break) it helps to bring down any walls, and you’ll get more time and better expressions because the children are having fun. And after all the pictures are about them, not me.