Candy I can photograph

Signing up for a mini shoot with two little ones can be a daunting task.  Especially if you are going to be there with no backup.  Should they be of an age where you can talk about the mini shoot, I hope that you can explain what the general process will be.  A few times.  Talk to the kids about what a good smile looks like and practice with them in the mirror.  Take pictures and show them on the screen what they look like.  Avoid saying “cheese” if your child does the standard “cheese” face… instead, work on finding words they like to say that make them happy.
Should you want to go the incentive route, think about bringing things that are still good to photograph   Candy that is large and colorful (and seasonal) is great.  Vintage toys, books, and things they like to play with can also be awesome, as long at they are not covered in branding.  Tell your child that after they take some “good smile” photos we can take some with them AND their toys.
The younger they are the less incentives matter (and the more I work on “tricking” them into photos).  More on that in a later post…

 

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