The kid stays in the picture.

24 May

I’ve been working with kids a lot lately, which involves a whole different set of skills than working with adults.  The thing you need to keep in mind while working with kids between the ages of 3 to 8 is that they have a very short attention span.  Things can go from I’m so excited, this totally beats a ball pit, to I’m so upset even ice cream won’t help in 2 seconds flat.  Being able to do a lot of wardrobe changes is out of the question because kids get confused and impatient.  You pretty much have to nail it in the first try, therefore having a strong plan is key.  For this particular shot the color of the wardrobe was most important.  The little girls had to coordinate, but not match and not take away from your attention of the balloons, while the little boy really had to stand out.

Personally, I like to give kids a choice of what they want to wear within the color scheme picked out so they feel they have some control over what is going on.  I don’t want them to look perfect because kids never look perfect.  It’s much more fun if things look a little more spontaneous.  A great kids fashion blog that I look at for inspiration is http://planetawesomekid.com/.

Here are a couple of out takes from a job I did last weekend.  Final images to come!

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