Portrait photography is one of the best things you can do in photography – I love it. The idea of capturing the essence of a person is both difficult and exciting. Photographing children is very cool – but sometimes awkward. It all depends on the age of the subject/s. If children are very young, the art is to steal a shot.
To just grab a moment when you can, because realistically – they are not going to pose or sit still…. and good on them!!! Sometimes this makes for great shots that are genuinely candid and organic. You often get to see their real personality as they aren’t pretending or posing.
But, it is great to have people who want to have a great shot taken. When you can control your subject and the light, in a location that is appropriate or different – thats when lovely shots are born.