The Art of Interviewing Children – Angie Baxter

One of the most often asked questions asked of children photographers is “How do you get such great natural and happy expressions from the children you photographer?”

If you are photograph children often, even if it’s just your own, you know that it takes more than being silly, pleading, and bribing to get a kid to smile. Some photographers just have the gift of knowing what techniques get the best expressions from children, and by peering at the images below it is obvious that Angie Baxter is one of those photographers. 

Angie is a Melbourne-based family portrait photographer and shoots full time with some help from her hubby.  In addition to shooting multiple sessions each week she also runs workshops, and has also written a wonderful e-book full of  her tips, tricks, and techniques of how to get the greatest expressions and emotions from the children you photograph.

The Art of Interviewing Children features:

  • Each page has practical tips and exact words used to converse easily with children
  • Photos on every page include lens and camera settings
  • Start taking more natural photos immediately
You can never have too many tricks up your sleeve for photographing children, stop by her store and pick up her ebook to help create more emotion and happy smiles your photographs.

Angie has generously offered to give away one copy of The Art of Interviewing Children to one of our wonderful readers! To Enter:

Head on over and like Angie’s FB page.
Leave a Comment and let us know your favorite age to photograph.
Winner will be chosen next week!
Easy Peasy 😉


  • Ana Pratas says:

    Beautiful images!
    I think my favorite age to photograph (right now), is babies (newborns and bit older), at their homes in their environment. The parents are glowing with happiness and it’s a privilege to me to photograph them.

  • Melanie says:

    OH! WOW, what a fabulous book, this would be so perfect for me right now! I’m finally starting my own photog biz, starting the dream! I am plain crazy for all ages of kiddos, but I would have to say my favorite little subject, my 3 year old is SO much fun to photograph right now. He still has that wild innocence & I’m usually chasing him around like a wild mama, but we can also just sit & talk. (Usually after he gets all tired out Lol) Sorry for the rambles)

    Thanks a bunch for this awesome chance!

  • Jennifer Tonetti-Spellman says:

    I adore filming 2-3 year olds. Yes, they are always on the move and entering into the age where they are ‘the boss’, but I love how holding their attention is a challenge. The results at that age to me are magical.

  • Michelle says:

    I would love to win this book! I mainly shoot children too. I love newborns, but I also love the ages 3 or 4 a lot. They are so natural and I can get the best candid shots.

  • Sarah says:

    Fingers crossed! I love to shoot babies 8 – 12 months when they are old enough to sit up, but not able to run away yet 😉

  • Ashley says:

    I love shooting newborns, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when I am chasing little 1-2 year olds around!!!

  • My favorites are children just starting to sit on their own OR 4-6 year olds…but really whoever has the most personality usually wins my heart!

  • JennyO says:

    I really like photographing babies and young children but my favourite age is probably pre-schoolers as they are usually full of energy and their personalities are really starting to develop.

  • joanna says:

    I love photographing the 6 month stage…sitting up and not moving and also like 2 and 3 curious ones. Love to capture them exploring.!

  • Alecia says:

    I love photographing children of all ages. But there is something about photographing a newborn in their home environment with that new parent’s glow! 🙂

  • Samantha says:

    @Angie – adore your work. My favorite age is 2-3. I love observing life through their eyes at this age.

  • Molly says:

    My favorite age to photograph is probably around 8-10. They’re fun, they understand the point of a photography session, but they can always relax and be silly, too!

  • Sharon says:

    The only kiddie I get to shoot is my own little dude who is 17 months old and I have loved capturing every stage of his development so far and cant wait for the photos in the years to come. I loved shooting him at between 9-12 mth when he was crawling and trying to walk and learning to explore the worls around him.
    I would LOVE to win a copy of Angie’s inspriational book for ideas and tips and who knows it may give me the help and encouragement to go out their and capture other peoples little ones… one day!

  • Jess V says:

    I downloaded the sample on this book and was pleased with all the information. I love to photograph the fours. They can take some direction and are young enough to not feel self conscience around the camera. Hope to win :0)

  • jen downer says:

    I’m a big fan of 5, 6, 7, & 8 year olds!

  • Callie says:

    I love capturing 1-2 year olds with their families. It’s my favorite age. No posing, just having fun!

  • Courtney Beck says:

    I love the stubborn defiance of a three year old! Some of the natural attitude shots at this age are my favorite! There is so much personality just beginning to bud at this age! I love it!!

  • Susan Keller says:

    I must admit, I adore 6 month olds :-). I need all the help I can get to more creatively engage the 2-9yo crowd…

  • My favorite age is, currently, is 2-4. Though I have come across some difficult ones that were that age. =p

  • Amy Monroy says:

    I love newborns and seniors, but there’s also something about toddlers that is so fun! I would love some help from this book!

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