We’ve been taking pictures of newborn babies, toddlers and children for years. At first we took photos of our friends’ kids. And then our friends’ friends’ kids. And then their friends’ kids, and so on. (And then we had our own baby, Petra.) For London family photography, Los Angeles baby portraits or anything else we can shoot for you, drop us a line.
It’s really fun taking pictures of babies and children. When photographing adults, our biggest challenge is getting them relaxed. Most of us feel awkward and unusual in front of the camera at first. Plus, grown ups have built up a lifetime of self-consciousness, which shows in pictures. But kiddos are usually free of our adult hang-ups. Children don’t have a problem letting their personality show. (Little ‘uns also haven’t learnt that cultural expectation of posing and fake smiling. We’re not really into posing and fake smiling, so we love that. Our top tip for really great family portraits is to let the kiddos be themselves, and don’t demand smiles. Just let the family dynamic speak for itself.)