Children’s Portraits in Uxbridge.
During the short spell of snow last month, we thought we’d shoot indoors and give ourselves a new challenge and do a children’s portrait shoot.
We have to tell you, if anyone ever says that photographing children is easy.. shoot them! Not literally of course..Just throw a shoe at them.. or something less dangerous.. oh you know what I mean.
We can handle 14 hours at wedding shoot, but after just 3 hours with 4-year-old Jasmin and 16 month old Ammar, it felt like we’d run a 100 mile marathon!!
And by the end of the shoot, the tables had turned. There were four of us adults on the shoot, but instead of us directing the kids and the shoot, the little diva Jasmin was directing us instead. She had us all sitting quietly and listening to her stories, answering her quiz questions where any answer you give is the correct one, sitting around in a circle, making imaginary shapes, trying to force us to sit on each others laps, and then had us doing what can only be described as the Conga! At that point we realised the shoot was over. Jasmin had enough of being told what to do by grown-ups, and she wanted payback.
What a day! We were absolutely shattered! But, we’d happily do it all over again. Can’t remember the last time we laughed so much or been ordered around by a 4-year-old little princess.
Throughout the drama, we did manage to capture some beautiful moments though. Jasmin’s cheekiness and Ammar’s unconditional love for his mum.. enough to make anyone broody..