Jennifer & her baby doll, a mini photo session

Jennifer has just gotten a new baby doll & wants to show it off. So, it's a great time to get her to cooperate for some pictures. This was taken with bouncing the flash; not direct flash which would have washed out a lot of the detail.

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Jennifer has just gotten a new baby doll & wants to show it off. So, it's a great time to get her to cooperate for some pictures. This was taken with bouncing the flash; not direct flash which would have washed out a lot of the detail. So, you are suddenly into a photo session before even realizing it. Try to have your child get comfortable in someplace that will contain few distractions to add to your pictures. "How about you sit down here with your baby?" Your first pictures may be a little forced or "cheesy." You know that you have got to get her to relax. Gently guide by asking questions: "What are you thinking about with your new baby?" If you relax too, they'll respond. Here you see Jennifer holding her baby doll tenderly & the pictures are starting to be more natural, but she is still quite aware of the photographer. So, she was asked if she could snuggle her baby. See next picture. Here we go with the relaxed natural pose! Now, you can see an example of why you need to gently lead your child when you are photographing them. It gives you the chance to improve too! Jennifer was asked to give her "baby" a kiss, & if you are ready, you'll get another great picture! Also, a series of pictures like this gives you the chance to work on getting the technical side of your pictures right! As the picture session continues, notice that Jennifer is now pleased that she has pleased the photographer. That's why parents & grandparents can get the best pictures of children: They are "in tune" with the children & the children will respond to them! In this picture Jennifer's being pleased with herself even extends to her "pretend" relationship with her baby doll, who she thinks has also contributed to the success of these pictures!

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