Photographing a 2 1/2-year-old

Want to know how I got pictures of a 2 1/2-year-old like this one?

And these?

(the lollipop didn’t hurt)

A nice little game of hide and seek!  I think this is fairly universal for 2 1/2-3 year olds, yes?  I was just babysitting a friend’s boy recently and he sat in a box in the middle of the living room in plain view while I wandered around the house saying, “Where’s Max? Is he in the oven? Nooooo. Is he behind the couch? Noooo.” and he giggled hysterically the entire time.  We did this for at least 30 minutes.

In this video we stuck my niece, Ella, in a cute little outfit, gave her a lollipop, and took her to the backyard when the light was nice!  Thanks for being such a good little model, Ella :).

5 thoughts on “Photographing a 2 1/2-year-old

  1. Nicolette says:

    These are absolutely darling! Even my husband said so! Wish I would have thought about hide-and-seek last week when I was photographing a 2 year old. That would have helped immensely!

  2. CHRIS says:

    GREAT tips for shooting kids that are a difficult age. These pics of Ella-boo just take my breath away. Unbelievably CUTE.

  3. Brooke says:

    I could stare at these pictures ALL day!!! Thank you again!!! I need to figure out which one of those I’m blowing up….

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