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Glamour Shots Family Portraits: Keeping Youngsters' Complaints to a Minimum during a Family Portrait Sitting

Monday, March 18, 2013

Keeping Youngsters' Complaints to a Minimum during a Family Portrait Sitting

Organizing a group of children for a family portrait can be a huge challenge. The ages of the children can play a role, and it's important to plan ahead for a sitting so that youngsters' Glamour Shots complaints are minimized. There are a few preliminary steps to take before arriving at the studio, and there are some excellent behavior management tips that can calm youngsters during the shoot.

Fighting Short Attention Spans

One of the most important things to consider in bringing young children to the studio is the fact that attention spans can be limited. It's important to bring along a few distractions for little ones so that they can be engaged during the time that a photographer spends setting up the next shot. A favorite toy can be a fantastic prop, so look for a comfortable blanket or a favorite stuffed animal to have available for the session.

 Evading Food and Drink Messes

Youngsters can often be distracted with snacks or drinks; however, the wrong snack can leave a mess on a child's clothing. Bring a hard-to-spill bottle or cup with water or a light-colored beverage so that stains on a youngster's clothing won't be a problem. Avoid crumbly snacks like crackers and dry cookies and instead opt for a package of cereal pieces or some apple slices.

Avoiding Tangled Hair

As the hair stylists and makeup artists work with young children, there can be serious complaints (especially by young girls) about tangles in their hair. Make sure that hair is detangled ahead of time. If outdoor conditions are windy, try to use a scarf or hood to protect long hair from being mussed. Take a moment to brush out tangles upon arrival so that there aren't difficult spots that will lead to frustrating moments.

Older children tend to have fewer complaints because of the enthusiastic attitudes they encounter in studio staff. The interactive nature of the experience appeals to inquisitive young minds, making it very easy for photographers to achieve excellent results. A good plan for small children can ensure a positive experience for everyone.



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