The featured photograph is one of my favourite toddler photographs that I have taken, and this may well be due to the cuteness of the baby and the history of the portrait session.
The shoot was done on location at the home of the baby, and whilst I was setting up, the child’s mother was trying to get her dressed – but no way was this little tot going to agree to that, she just wanted to be free to do her own thing. At one moment she picks up her little case, and goes striding towards the door as if she were saying “ok I’ve had enough, I’m going”. I found it so funny. I was sitting on the floor in front of the backdrop, I called her over to me, and to my surprise she turns and heads towards me in front of the backdrop, puts her case down and sits on it. And as they say the rest is history. This photograph was the second frame that I took. It turned out to be a successful and real fun portrait shoot.
During this period as a professional photographer I was doing much family and children’s portrait photography on location, and over time I learnt just to go with the moment, and give as much time as needed for each photo session.
Camera used Pentax 6×7 with a 105mm lens and Kodak Tmax 100 film. The photograph was printed on Kodak Ektalure paper to archival standards.
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