The first weekend of May – two perfect days for a Mommy and Me session, especially with Mother’s Day right around the corner. The one thing I find most important while capturing mother and baby sessions, is in order to get that truly organic feel, one must be patient and must let the two interact. I did 10 mini sessions in two days and I cannot tell you how much of a joy it was to capture these moments. Each session made me feel that the love between the mothers and their babies is untouchable, undeniable, and completely and utterly beautiful – all one had to do was sit back and observe.
Toddler sessions are supposed to be the most difficult ones. They don’t listen to instructions, move all the time, run away from you whenever they can, drive their parents crazy, throw the props away and probably hate all of the brilliant ideas that have been carefully prepared when for the shoot. I have to admit that every single thing in this list is true (and can be even worse in real life). But I am going to say something and I will say it out loud: toddlers are my favourite subject to photograph. They are wild, full of energy, their personality is blooming… and they are authentic and natural because they don’t know anything else. Its a dream! The outdoor session with 2 year old Aryaveer did start on a difficult note, the boy came in with a super cranky mood and it took an hour for his parents and me to make him ready for the shoot. And after I let him lead the way, he was happier and more engaged. The resulting images were of course, less than traditional, but the value is lasting in a way that the perfect traditional photo just never could. The 2 hour […]
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