I understand what makes small children tick and always spend a bit of time with them before getting the camera out so they are comfortable around me.   It’s got to be fun: silly games, dressing up (them, not me), books, jokes, favourite activities and fun. I want to capture them when they’re most active but also when they’re feeling quiet and cosy, and snuggled up with you, so we will vary the pace, and use several different locations to provide as much variety as possible.