"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be." ~ Roberh Munsch
Photographing children is the specialty of Amy Rich Photography. I love photographing your child at various times in his/her life and to tell the story of your child's life and soul through photography. The portrait can be as individual as your child. The studio will work closely with you to bring out and portray your child's story through the art form of photography. Here are some tips to ensure a successful children's session.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION: This is a no charge/no obligation time for us to sit down, meet and go over pricing, backgrounds, props, ideas and pricing. I encourage you to bring your child to the consultation so they can meet me before the shoot and I can befriend them before asking them to "perform".
CLOTHING: You are welcome to bring in several things to the consultation and we can go over them together. I believe simple is best so please stay away from bold patterns, stripes or graphics. If you are having more than one child in the photo, please coordinate the clothing so that it matches in tone. Normally I prefer to photograph all children barefoot.
LOCATION: You have the choice of doing your session at the studio, on the grounds of the studio or at a location of your choice. These are all different prices and can be discussed at the consultation.
PREPARE YOUR CHILD: The best way to prepare your child is NOT to prepare your child. I want this to be fun for them, not a chore so just tell them you are taking them to play at Miss Amy's house. Please do NOT, EVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, practice their smiling. UGH! That is the best way to ensure a fake smile! It is much easier for me to get a natural smile if you have not been coaching them on the fake one.
YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR: Believe me, I can handle it. Please do not fuss at them or get frustrated. I will take care of it. If I need your help I will ask for it. The best way to derail a session if for the parent to yell at the child to smile or to fuss at them for misbehaving. I had five children, four of whom were boys. I have seen bad behavior. Let me do my job.
The most important thing to do is relax and enjoy the process. I get some of my best photos amidst the chaos. If you are relaxed, your child will be relaxed.