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Not having your own kids puts you at a huge disadvantage when it comes to dealing with them.

When every we get a family in the studio we shoot the kids individually FIRST.  I’ve never not managed to get a half decent shot this way.

Then if the kids won’t sit still or all look in the same direction, at least you do have a good shot of each of them. And if you’re clever you can sell them 3 prints in a big frame. (Always have one handy to show the parents).

But don’t forget that everyone has a half decent camera these days so the chances are that they are coming to you because they can’t get a good shot of all three.  In other words – it’s a hopeless case!