R J was waking up when we arrived. For a short time he was groggy and then he woke up completely for the three of us.
Soon I realized I wasn’t at all ready to work with an 8 week old, and so I decided to watch R J and make mental notes for an upcoming workshop led by Sandy Puc’ (say Puck), see sandypuc.com and
Later, at the workshop, Sandy stressed planning a picture session to first quickly capture 3 to 5 different commercial poses and second spend any remaining time in new variations or props. She likes to move fast by making relatively few exposures in a structured series of pre-arranged poses. Sandy also makes the session fun.
So I know I need to practice and to work on of the many techniques and tips in the Puc’ book known as Posing Guide Madonna Parent and Child (a PDF download at ukandu.com/).