Photo/posing ideas for 2 year old subject

posted June 23rd, 2011
I'd like to pick your creative brains please.... I promise it won't hurt too much.

I have been asked to take some photos of a 2 year old, using a prop of some description, so that in 18 months time I can then take a similar photo of Miss 2 year old's younger brother. Mum would like to then print out a side by side comparison.

Any ideas?
posted June 23rd, 2011
Hmmm..... balloons, blow up beach ball?
posted June 23rd, 2011
My first thought was some sort of small chair.
posted June 23rd, 2011
I suggest an old chair or, better yet, a rocking horse. Getting them to stay still with anything else could be a hassle.
posted June 23rd, 2011






posted June 23rd, 2011
Will the younger brother be a newborn? I was going to suggest a chair but that could all depend on the age of the brother. If it's a newborn brother, maybe a soft toy, would be nice if big sis was buying little bro a new toy iykwim.
posted June 23rd, 2011
@jinximages Awwww, the Eeyore one is particularly adorable :)
posted June 23rd, 2011
@indiannie_jones :) Thanks Annie. We have that as a 24" canvas - always catches the eye. :)
posted June 23rd, 2011
@jinximages Fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing :). Gorgeous chair. I'm with @indiannie_jones - love the Eeyore image!
posted June 23rd, 2011
@canberrabec Cheers Rebecca. :) You're most welcome. :)
posted June 23rd, 2011
Hmm, not sure a 2-year-old can be posed, unless it's close to nap time. Maybe not even then, lol. Paintbrush and paper? Flowers? How about a huge lollipop and the television? Haha, kidding with that last one.
posted June 23rd, 2011
I second the chair. Give them something like a stuffed animal to hold/play with and then you can have a good size comparison between the two. I would also time the shoot right after they eat, and have snacks there for bribery.
posted June 23rd, 2011
my 2-year-old niece was happy to pose on a chair as long as she could hold her favourite kitty :)

posted June 24th, 2011
@clarissajohal Yes! I think I should use the term 'pose' loosely! This little girl I'm going to take a photo of is my daughter's "birthday twin" - we met in hospital ..... and even with my own at-home experience of 2-year old wrangling.... I know this is going to be a challenge!
@smevvy Love the idea of holding a prop too! Thanks Heather :)
@lolanae Ditto Brandy! Thanks so much - the item to hold might buy me a couple of extra seconds of still time. Hope the light is good and I can use a fast shutter speed :)
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