Pre-schoolers. Full of fun, full of energy and buckets-full of imagination. Harness that imagination and you are definitely onto a winner with these little human dynamos.
When I plan a Bespoke Family Photo Session that involves children in this age group, I always have a good dose of imaginative play interwoven into our time together. It makes it such a fun experience for the children, and they quite often forget that I am actually capturing portraits of them. (And quite frankly, I secretly love being able to pretend that I am really on a rocketship/gruffalo-hunt/princess castle on a regular basis.)
So when I met Joanne McGowan of Act One Adventures, who specialises in imaginative play classes and parties for children, I knew we were going to get along. She was looking for someone to be able to capture some of the magic she weaves with preschoolers, in preparation for promoting a new class that she has just started at Mummas and Beans in Godalming.
It was a joy to watch Joanne in action – she captured the children’s imagination right from the beginning and led them on a Very Exciting Adventure based on a book that a lot of you parents will know off by heart….’We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. So, there was, of course, lots of swishy-swashy grass and thick mud to get through, plus an unseasonable snowstorm. You could really tell how much the children were entranced by becoming part of the story and I don’t think they even really noticed me scuttling round photographing them.
It was a pleasure to work with Joanne and I can highly recommend her new classes – if you think your preschooler would enjoy them, you can contact her here