Photographing 3 Year Old Twin Boys

These two were hilarious!  And CUTE!  I love to use parents as props.  I always work closely with parents.  They are a critical component of getting the expressions I get.  Toddlers and preschoolers can't sit still, but the photo shoot needs to be fun.  One of the ways I can get them to stay still is to use the parents in the picture as a prop or backdrop.  They can calm them and help them stay in one spot for long enough for me to take a picture.Another trick I had to do this time - remember, these are 3 year old boys - I pretended to fart.  That got them going and then mom stood behind me and started to describe to the twins how much it stunk and told me to change my diaper.  It worked pretty well. Here are two more of my favorites of the twins.