What a wonderful age to be alive! Sitter Sessions are one of my favorite sessions as babies get to be themselves. They never do what you expect and a lot of times they surprise you with the most adorable facial expressions. They are also incredibly curious, I hope I never forget to be curious.
Enjoy the images!
Only 9 months old, yet this is the perfect time to take baby portraits as your baby is inquisitive, funny and enjoys smiling. The best time for a sitter session is when baby can sit by him or herself unsupported. For boys less is more. A simplistic wardrobe is what will get you elegant and timeless portraits.
You need to be fit and healthy if your going to photograph twins…
Im just kidding, photographing twins is so rewarding but also very challenging. Probably more challenging for the parent than for me. All of the sudden a child who is generally confidant and friendly turn shy and unsure. Happy children start crying. Silent children start running or crawling away. Messy children don’t want to touch the cake… the list is endless. With twins it is even worse as both take on a different personalty and parents scramble to understand and comfort their little ones.
Its interesting to see how the parents are in shock as the children before them, the children they know, change within an instant and are barley recognizable to their parents.
I love this idea, the idea of chaos and that one day the children will ask their parents about the photo shoot they had, and the parents will have a great story to tell with loads of laughter and relief. below I share a few twin sessions Ive had this year and will share more on Facebook and Instagram this week.
I have many clients asking me what the sitter session is all about. I thought I would create a video to show a few images of this type of shoot and then also just explain a little bit here. Typically a sitter session is booked as a family session. Depending on the age of your child we will create a few setups to show your child’s milestone. This could be one or a few of the following:
Laying on Back – Tummy Time – Sitting – Crawling – Standing with Support
For the most part though this session is a family session. Clients bring their own clothing for the family images, but for the sitter session I supply the props with baskets and even the outfit.