I love my work, particularly when I get images like these, and these are just a handful from a recent nursery photoshoot. I was by myself this time as my partner Tini who often helps out with nursery photoshoots was occupied looking after our new born son, so it was definitely harder work, but worth it. The children obviously enjoyed themselves and some loved posing while others needed the odd suggestion.
So what’s the secret? I’ve been thinking about that for a while. I’m not sure what the answer is, but it’s not just camera work. The way I play it for nursery children is literally that… play. I have a long background in youthwork and I feel children are more natural and themselves when they they are allowed to play, so I encourage this. However, this sets up it’s own problems as your photographic subject moves around a lot. I’ve a few tricks up my sleeve that helps here, but setting up your studio space and having camera settings that will cope with this is also key. So to maximise the chances of getting ‘that’ shot it’s certain amount of camera work/skills. The remainder is interaction, you have to be good with children. I guess that’s where my youth work experience comes in handy :-)
If you want to us to do a photoshoot at your nursery or school with images that are not the typical school poses please contact us to find out more. Kit is CRB checked and has over 25 years experience of working with youth and children.