Be prepared to Smile
Tamsin’s biggest asset when photographing little babies and young children is her ability to get those real smiles. In her opinion, no amount of effort is too much if it ensures she is capturing her client’s personalities to their truest. She works with her little models to get past those “cheese” faces and get a really good belly laugh going, but also loves to capture the simple and quieter expressions as well.
Keep Calm and Bribe on
Babies, generally arrive to their sessions happy however, many of Tamsin’s child clients arrive with a little bit of nervousness. Some are young enough that they are starting to experience separation anxiety, others are older and just don’t know what to expect (or what the fuss is about). So she highly recommends, in the days leading up to the session,that parents start talking about expectations, good and bad behaviours, the wonderful outcome and any awards they may receive for said wonderful outcomes. Don’t forget to mention that the main goal is to have fun and that Tamsin loves a good knock knock joke!