Well, Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring and with it comes an early Easter! Spring sessions are underway and going well! I started the spring sessions off with a two year old boy who was a little apprehensive at first, but warmed up quickly. He loved playing with the spring props and climbing the rocks. He was immediately followed by three adorable little girls who also were photographed with my pet Holland Lop bunny, Roxie! Roxie, while not thrilled, behaved long enough for me to get some really cute pictures in!
I'm working on obtaining new backdrops for sessions such as birthdays, seniors, graduation, etc. Please bear in mind since I'm still building, many of these backdrops are not available yet. As sessions become in demand or asked for, I purchase backdrops and props specific for those needs. The next backdrops to be ordered will be for boys' birthday sessions. If you have a session in mind that you would like to do and it's in studio and need a specific type of backdrop or prop, please try to let me know as far in advance as possible so I can get what's needed.
I'm loving work with the children and all the fun personalities they have! One of the things I pride myself on, is patience. When working with small children, you never know how they're going to be. Some are very shy, some are very outgoing, some are just plain rambunctious! In all my sessions with children, I allow the children to first check things out and "play" on the set to get acclimated before trying to shoot anything. I love the "professional candid" shots of kids just being kids. No one likes a picture of a child being forced to sit still and smile with tears streaming down their face. There isn't anything in my studio that is breakable and the only thing I keep an eye out for is the child's safety. I don't mind if they explore the props, pick them up, or move them around as long as they're not going to fall or get hurt, I let them play. Some of the best shots have come out from this method. It's a little more time consuming, but very worth while.