Christmas is a wonderful time of year – especially with kids. Since I like children and Christmas, I especially enjoy creating family portraits this time of year. Recently, I set up a studio shoot with Rachel, Nate, and fun little Hannah. Younger children can often be a tad shy at the beginning of a portrait session, but I can usually get them to warm up as we go along. It’s all about having fun with them and letting them have a say in what we’re doing.
Hannah really had a blast wrapping her parents in ribbon and strings of lights. In about an hour of shooting, we were able to get a nice variety of images. Hannah behaved wonderfully (and her parents were patient, friendly, and posed well also) and even helped me pick up some of the props when we were done.