Zoie's puppet is from a set found at Restoration Hardware.
This one makes me laugh. Zoie is so serious about her ballet ensembles. She has about seven and wears them everywhere but insists that she doesn't want anyone to look at her... um... ok... good luck with that.
But her talent isn't limited to children...
Kyra brought Twelve Cupcakes to this shoot too.
Here's the lovely Kyra and I at the Desti Saint Handbags Maddie collection event.
Watch this space - we are working on a little project to be announced in a few weeks.
Having some photos taken? Some things Kyra suggests to consider before you smize with your eyes:
Know what you want!
Whether you are taking family portraits for the Christmas card or sexy photos for your Lavalife profile, spend some time looking through Google images and magazines to find the ones you love. Share them with your photographer so you both have a place to start. Practicing some poses in the mirror doesn't hurt either!
Choose your clothing wisely.
Choose clothing that you feel confident in. What to avoid: crazy patterns, big logos/written text, turtlenecks, and saggy bra straps...saggy anything for that matter. If your clothing distracts from YOU, that's no good. Interesting necklines and fabric textures on tops also look great if you are doing headshots. Kids look cute in anything! For group shots, make sure that there is a theme - denims and tees or all black or various pastels etc - if everyone is beating to their own drum the photos will look messy.
Tweeze & Trim
Help your photographer out by tweezing, brushing, flossing, bathing, etc. before your shoot. It sounds trivial but why have your photographer do with Photoshop what you can do with floss? Also, perhaps the day before your big shoot is not the best time to get a brand new dye job or try the tanning booth for the first time. Just sayin'.
Things to Bring
If it’s appropriate to bring a few wardrobe changes, do so! Also bring a comb or brush, light powder for shine (especially if you are doing an outdoor shoot in Singapore!), makeup for touch-ups, and if you are doing family portraits, bring your child’s favorite toy!
**You can hire a hair & makeup artist if your budget allows but if cost is a factor then it's better to keep it simple. Don't throw on fake lashes, glitter, highlighter, lip liner etc all at once, better to pick a feature to play it up versus trying to channel a professional makeup artist.
Sleep. Breathe. Relax. Smile.
But don't say 'cheese' otherwise that's what you'll get.
[Another great read on how to take a good picture here.]