Photographing children is difficult, even under the most favorable circumstances. Kids move around a lot. Their expressions aren’t predictable. And trying to coordinate the poses and expressions of several children at once? Well, that’s why aspirin and whiskey were invented.
In a studio, with their parents helping, it’s hard. Imagine, then, what it’s like working with kids in a classroom or on a playground. As a one-time sixth-grade teacher, I know it ain’t easy! So, it came as no surprise that a client shoot in a community center with a bunch of kids would be challenging.