When it comes to headshots corporate accounts make up about 50% of my business, I offer both studio sessions and on-location office sessions. If your company is looking for something fresh and modern but still professional check out Tonya Dailey Headshots.
I get a lot of emails from parents who want to know how to get their toddlers and even babies into modeling. Most agencies usually don’t start working with children until their about 4yrs old, and if a job does call for a young child the agency will usually use one of their talents children for the part. But there are times that some agencies will sign a few young children depending on their personality and if their look can work for the agency.
Being a headshot photographer, I get a lot of parents wanting to book headshot sessions for their young children. I usually don’t work with children under 4yr old unless they are about to be signed or already signed with a reputable modeling agency. Most young children only need a simple snapshot because of the fact that their features change a lot. I wouldn’t suggest any parent run out and spend a lot of money on pictures for a toddler unless they are signed.
For photographers who email me asking me how do I get children this young to listen the answer is very simple…. I DON’T!!! LOL Children this age not trying to follow orders and be bossed around, this will only cause them to become angry and the entire shoot will be ruined. The only thing I do is talk to them and have a lot of fun, toddlers love to sing along and count. For my eye contact images calling their name works for a very short time, after you used that up they start to ignore you and you will need to find other ways to get eye contact. Just remember to stay positive when working with toddlers, they can be very unpredictable….. **GOOD LUCK**
Here are some images of a toddler that I scouted in the store who is about to be signed, she was so adorable and easy to work with. She just turned two years old and her vocabulary is that of a 3yr old. She warmed up to me really fast which is also very important if you want your child to model, they need to be able to adjust to new surroundings and not be clingy.
I have been flooded with headshots since the New Year so it was really fun to do something crazy with this adorable little girl. The location was so awesome we didn’t even get a chance to take full advantage of all the scenary. So I’m excited about going back with my senior kids in the coming weeks.
I’m so used to photographing girls looking all cute and prissy, so for this shoot mom and I went for something a bit wild and crazy.
It has been a very busy summer and I am so behind when it comes to blogging, but I just had to come back and post more from this session. The adorable curly blond was so adorable and very active, she was definitely an active 2yr old but it was so worth it in the end.
Also got great news from mom, this cutie has signed with two modeling agencies already!!!!! That is AWESOME!!!
Enjoy, lots to share…..