I can't remember where I heard the slogan but it gave me a good laugh.
So this past weekend my cousin had asked me if I could do some shots for her of her baby, which she had about a month ago. Normally taking pictures of kids is not my cup of tea. I prefer something a bit more cooperative but it's always fun to give it a shot.
I ended up spending most of the afternoon at her house taking shots of the newborn. Ironically enough he ended up sleeping through most of it, even to the mother and fathers attempts to wake him up for the majority of pictures. I imagine this will probably be the most well behaved kids shoot i'm bound to have in my career.
Luckily though, I had my trigger finger ready and got a few shots of his big blue eyes and smile.
I think a big part of shooting children is having a lot of patients You're working off their clock, not the other way around. I've also found that it helps put a fresh perspective of things when you get down to their level and see the world through their eyes. It's a much different perspective down there.