4. Help your preschooler feel secure – a photo session is daunting for the best of us so imagine how your wee one may feel with a person they may have had limited contact with pointing a camera at them. Family photographer’s do their best to help their little people feel at ease. Sometimes the camera may not be used until your wee fella feels relaxed, other times the photographer will shoot from a distance. Feel free to cuddle and play with your child at this time, or simply take them for a walk until they feel comfortable. Let them know you are staying with them. Even those children who are self confident can feel out of sorts once they are out of their comfort zone. Give all children time, and before you know it, they are relaxed and happy to be photographed.
5. Bribery – I think every family uses this technique! It works a treat, and to be honest, your little one has worked hard to have beautiful photographs taken so go for it! It is very important to reward after the photo session though!