We have had a number of shoots with siblings Jared (7) & Kira (6) that went very well. Now it's time to introduce some slightly younger and more challenging subjects!
If you don't have experience photographing children, you may want to sign up for a session with models Jared (7) & Kira (6) first so you can "get your feet wet" with children who have a bit of experience in the studio in addition to being above average when it comes to maturity & attention span for their ages.
I've lined up four kids for this session:
• siblings Messiah & Delajah, ages 9 mos. and almost 4 years
• siblings Nate & Noah, ages 4 and 6
Ages noted above are at the time of the shoot.
Photos of the kids are included below.
They are all sweet little kids, but they are little kids with no formal modeling experience and more typical of what you would encounter in a real session working with clients' kids.
Like with the sessions with Jared & Kira, we will work through basic posing of school age children as well as incorporate tips & tricks for dealing with them (& their parents). We will work with each child individually for 20 minutes or so with a few minutes in between to get some shots of each pair of siblings together. Sessions with young children can go many ways, so I'm sure that there will be surprises along the way. Other than your camera, make sure to bring your patience and be ready to have fun!
We will meet in the R&L Digital (side entrance of building) lobby area. I plan on being there by 12:00 so if there is anyone new to shooting with the group or shooting in the studio, I can give you an overview of what to expect and the basics you need to know for the shoot. Regardless, please arrive at least 10 minutes early because I want to go over what to expect and how things will run before our scheduled shoot time since this shoot will be a bit different than others this group has done. We will promptly enter the studio and get started at 12:30 p.m. sharp so we can utilize every moment possible of our 2.5 hour studio time.
We will be working in Studio A for this shoot. We will use studio strobes for all shots.
I'd also like to take a moment to inform those who are new to shooting with the group and remind our regulars that our models [each of the parents in this case] are to receive five retouched digital images from each photographer who shoots. This is the primary way that our models (and MUAs, stylists, etc.) are compensated for their time and talent in working with us. We typically provide these to the models via Dropbox. I’m glad to be of assistance if you don't know how to do this.
Also, please note that any updates, changes, or new information will be posted as comments here. Thus, I recommend checking comments before coming to the shoot.
Above: Noah (6) & Nate (4)
Above: Delajah (3 1/2)
Above: Messiah (6 mos.)