There are many good reasons why I like to have a consultation prior to a portrait session; and when it comes to children I find it helpful to get a good idea of how they get along together, as well as individually. For example, are they shy with strangers or do they ‘go-in’ full of energy no matter! Obviously with young siblings, it’s also useful to know how they get along together. Do they fight a lot? Are they close (e.g. hugs, sitting close to each other)? These are just some some ideas that will make the whole experience enjoyable and fun for them you; and of course, to create some beautiful photographs.
Generally, when working with younger siblings in the studio the sessions can sometimes end up being a little shorter, not because I’m trying to get rid of you, but very often the ‘window of corporation and attention can sometimes be small. So I recommend to my clients that if they have a ‘must-have’ shot they want as a large canvas or framed print on their wall at home then we make a note of that in the consultation and we can ensure that ‘shot’ is attempted when the attention is still good.