What little girl isn't happiest when dressed in fancy clothes, and having a pretend tea party with her sister in the woods? These sisters were so tickled to get dolled up and sip some pretend tea for their sister session. It was so much fun to watch. They had a few questions like, why are we doing this, and is that for us, and can we touch it?
However after that, they dove right in, serving tea, looking at my flowers, and even getting up to dance a little.
Sessions like this are a great break for me, from my typical studio set ups. Some fresh air, goes a long way to soothing the spirit. Watching little ones play in the grass and seeing their eyes light up when they see the baby geese who currently reside on the pond is magic!
This goal of this session was to get some action shot of the girls having tea, and dancing, as well as a few posed shots of them together, and independently. I find that letting kids have some time to explore their surroundings, and play before asking them to pose, pays dividends for getting them to cooperate for the posed portion of the session. I often times will give children a play break between poses, it lets them loosen up, and relax and usually I can get some great smiles after!
For this particular session we went back and forth between poses, and play, it worked to my advantage, because the directed play resulted in some of my favorite shots!
Here are a few from this session, I hope you enjoy. As always if you like what you see, follow me on Facebook to see more, and contact me today to schedule your own session!
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.