The importance of photographer – child interaction time before the session.
Being a Denver baby photographer has lots of challenges. I just wanted to take a minute to talk about the importance of the pre-session warm up. What is this, you might ask? This is the photographer-child interaction time that occurs before we begin the session. As a Denver baby photographyer, I always suggest that you show up a little bit early, maybe 10 minutes, to your session so we have this time to get to know each other. Especially with young children, it’s going to be a little bit scary interacting with someone they’ve never met before. We want to ensure we can really show off your child’s personality, so we want him or her to be comfortable with us and with the environment.
Stranger Danger is a real thing for a Denver baby photographer
If we were to just throw them into the middle of the session and there’s this stranger with a camera jumping around trying to get them to look and smile, your child is going to tense up and there may even be confusion. We really just want everything to run smoothly.
If you can arrive early, this will give me time to introduce myself to your child, and to try to get a vibe on how the session will go. Some children warm up right away, while others need the entire warm up time to start to feel comfortable and come out of their shells. And that is OK. I have been a Denver baby photographer for a long time and I learned many years ago that they are in charge not little ol’ me.
The getting to know you stage……
After I introduce myself, I will try to get to know your child. Denver baby photographer’s have lots of tricks to get your kiddo to feel safe and comfortable. I’ll ask them questions about what they like, what they don’t like, sing songs, maybe play a game, etc. Just to break the ice a little, so by the time the session starts, they are happy and more familiar with me. Making sure you’re there early enough to have this time is probably one of the most important tips I can give you for your child’s session.
Once we’ve done a session and your child realizes that I’m not scary and we have fun together, the next session shouldn’t need much warm up time at all, if any. But for the very first session together, it is a must.
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