You know I’m not scary. But sometimes some kids take a bit of time to warm up to the idea of having their photo taken (I’m sure it’s nothing personal!) this family is a good example – Matilda who was still young didn’t want to have any photos with her new younger brother.
This is the world of the toddler – what they say goes – argue or force them to do something and the results are pretty predictable. Rubbish.
My suggestion is to be fairly laid back about whether you are going to get any shots of a young child and a newborn – it’s quite a big deal for some children to suddenly have a new brother or sister and then for this new baby to the centre of attention for the shoot – I have some suggestions of how we should approach the shoot and you will know your family best.
Matilida slowly warmed to me and without pushing too hard we managed to get some natural family photos which hopefully capture those early family of four days.