Not really, but we sure can make it look like they were!
Announcing Reindeer Mini Sessions!
I’m going to start off the season offering 9, 20-minute reindeer mini-sessions on 11/23, 11/24 and 11/25 in Ballenger Creek Park. There will be 3 time slots each day 3:30, 4:00, and 4:30. If these fill up I will open up a couple more days next week. Additional dates will be announced on the Baby Face Photography Facebook Page. Rain dates will be rescheduled the following week.
The mini-sessions will cost $200 for a 20-minute session and include high res-files of all captured images as well as 5 edits. Mini-sessions must be paid for in advance. Christmas props will be available for non-reindeer poses as well. You must be on time for your session. Late arrivals will only be allowed the remaining time. Missed time will be forfeited. Reindeer will be digitally added to the images in post-production. The reindeer will be chosen by the photographer based on what looks most natural with the poses captured.
If you can not make it for a mini session the reindeer pose is available with any of my regular one-hour sessions as well.
Reindeer are actually pretty dangerous. I know this first hand. I went to a reindeer farm, a few years ago, to photograph the reindeer that I turned into overlays for my studio. Here’s a selfie I took with one of the baby reindeer while I was there. Their antlers are huge and wide, and they know how to use them. Like most animals, they have individual personalities. Some of them were nice, and some of them didn’t really want me around, and they let me know it.
This is my sixth year offering the reindeer pose, and Baby Face Photography’s 23rd year in business You don’t get that kind of longevity in this industry unless you “get” kids. I have several tricks up my sleeve to get the little ones to pose so it looks like they are interacting with the reindeer. I show the bigger kids before and after reindeer photos. Once they see it for themselves, they are on board. I instruct them how to pose, so it looks like the reindeer was really there. More importantly, I explain what not to do. Believe it or not, the little ones are often easier to work with.
This two year old little guy had a great time trying to get the leaf off of the stick that Daddy was teasing him with. His reach was perfect for petting a reindeer. It was actually pretty tough deciding which shot we liked the best.
This little guy was 4 years old. It was pretty cold outside and he wasn’t very happy to be out without his jacket on, but he really did try to cooperate. It’s just tough when you’re cold. I just checked the time stamps on his photos. I could tell the reach wasn’t going to happen in 49 seconds, so we switched gears. 52 seconds later we were finished with the reindeer shot. I believe we were talking about how delicious bugers are in order to coax this smile.