I first photographed Maggie when she was a fast moving 3 year old toddler. She looked like an illustration from a Dickens novel. Perfect curls and cherub cheeks she pranced and danced in front of my camera, seemingly unaware of it. On a recent visit to South Carolina, I got to photograph her again. Now, almost 8 and very much aware, she took my direction like a seasoned pro.
Photographing babies and toddlers is often about good timing and patience. I recommend you keep yourself mobile, free of a tripod. This way you can move with your subject and jump in quick for detail shots. When shooting children under 5 for jobs we usually book two kids just in case one isn't cooperative.
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