Young Children & Toddlers:
Photographing young children, toddlers and babies for actor's headshots is very challenging. Headshots require focus and the ability to follow directions. Most young children, and especially toddlers and babies do not even understand what the heck is going on and why and as rule start acting out. That said, I have come across kids as young as 2 and 3 that were amazing in front of the camera and anyone could tell they were meant to be in show business. However, in my experience it's a very small percentage.
I do not guarantee any work for children under the age of 5.
If you book a session for your young child and when you arrive they are un-willing to cooperate. Or if I am unable to get them to listen or do what is needed, you are still responsible for paying for the session and any deposit that was paid is non-refundable.
If you're thinking that your child is meant for stardom... remember, being adorable is only half the battle. Consistently being able to focus, take directions and the ability to "bring it" when they are on the spot and the center of attention is going to be the biggest deciding factor.
Parents, please give me room to work. Being overly involved is confusing and distracting to the child and the process. It interrupts the creative flow and pulls the child's attention away from the photographer. You are welcome to watch as long as you are not a distraction.