We just celebrated my little one’s 2nd birthday, and I was very conscious that I should mark the milestone with an official photoshoot. I took her outdoors – to the duck pond in Hartley Wintney – where there is a beautifully carved log to sit and climb on. It’s a very simple location: enough to entertain her, but not too many distractions to ruin the natural photographs.
She had a lovely hour, completely content and very busy. I worked hard all that time because two year-olds don’t sit still or willingly look at the camera with a big smile on their little faces. You have to draw it out of them. You need time and patience…and you eventually get there.
I adore this age, and I wanted to capture all of her. The back of her neck when her hair is up. Her hand in her mouth because she’s teething. It was all completely authentic and very her.
2nd birthday photos, done! Would you like me to help out with yours? Indoors or outdoors, what do you prefer?