Child Sessions with Angela Vaughns Photography | DMV Child Photographer


Have you been thinking about scheduling a photography session for your child, but not quite sure? Typically, two of a parent’s biggest “fears” when it comes to a child session is a.) forcing their child into something they don’t want to do and b.) having a child not participate in the session at all. Let me qualm your fears. Let’s talk about a child’s session!

Before The Session

All my children’s portrait sessions are one-of-a-kind because I plan them out with you. We’ll talk before your session and you’ll have an opportunity to tell me all the important information I should know before meeting and photographing your child. After you book your child’ s session, I’ll send over a session guide to help you prepare before the photo shoot, and share tips with you to help ensure we all have a fun time.

I photograph on-location at various places around the DMV. Choices include your home, park, garden, water-side, or other location that we may come up with together. I’ll even help you coordinate clothing to ensure the outfits are a perfect fit for our location and then, should you desire, we can incorporate some props into the mix. We will plan out all the details a few weeks before your session so there will be no surprises!

During The Session

My children’s photography sessions are always a good time for the child and stress-free for parents! I love bringing out a child’s personality — no matter how shy or silly that might be. I’ve got a number of techniques that’ll make sure your child wants to be there. Most children aren’t too keen about being asked to stand around and pose for the camera, so I find that making it fun and game-like yields the best results. I’ll never try to force your child into doing something that they do not want to do, and will come up with different ways to get different expressions. However, if your child, or children, are having a terrible, horrible, no- good, very bad day (hey, it happens!) we’ll just reschedule — no cost to you — and make it work at a time that’s convenient for both of us.

At some point during the session, your children may be running, playing, not listening, or smiling “for the camera”. IT’S OK! I want you to resist the urge to tell your child to keep still or say “cheese” for the camera. Part of the beauty of a lifestyle session is that I actually want to see all sides of your child’s personality. I ask that you allow me the space to connect with your child and capture all aspects of their personality on the day of their session. Just relax and embrace the chaos!
In other words: no matter what, we are going to work together to capture your child on camera. You want your child’s photography session to be organic with real smiles and moments and not anything less.

If you are interested in learning more about my sessions, don’t be a stranger! You can contact me via the contact form on my website or email me directly at Can’t wait to hear from you!

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