17 Jul Photo shoots with babies can be fun (or not)
We brought our 2 daughters, 5 and 1 year old, to a kid’s photo studio today for a pictorial session. We were all set, clothes, costumes, snacks in case they get hungry. The whole works!
When the shop staff opened the door into the studio, our eldest rushed in and giggled when she sat down on the soft, cuddly carpet where the lights were pointed at.
It was a different story with our youngest. As soon as she saw the photographer, the waterworks started and the bawling commenced.
It took us about 10 minutes to calm her down and start the photo shoot. We were eventually able to get the pictures we wanted. No smiling faces for the little one, but neutral poses with her ate is good enough for now. We’ll take it, and try another day.
For ate, it was just another fun activity since she’s been doing photo shoots in school since she was in kinder. She’s actually featured on her school’s ads all over Quezon City. For the baby, it was her first time in a studio so it was understandable.
What stood out for me in this is the difference between the two kid’s experience was with the same studio and the same photographer. One had a great time, the other thought she was facing a firing squad.
And that’s the thing when you’re facing something new — it’s uncomfortable, it’s scary, it’s downright threatening.
This is where the value of reading up on a new subject becomes very palpable. Where getting a mentor and asking the right questions will determine whether you’ll enjoy the experience or run away crying. Just like what you’re doing right now with our material.
So keep reading up on legal topics. In time, you’ll get used to it like my eldest now has fun with photoshoots (she used to be terrified as well). Who knows, if you keep reading, you might eventually see the legality of running a business as a fun topic.