Quick session at Smartling office in NYC.
Perfect time for this kind of portrait is when baby can stand on her own, but cannot walk yet. This usually happens at 9 to 11 months. It will be next to impossible to make classic style portrait when she starts walking.
It is not easy to gather these kids together to take a picture because two of them cannot sit still for a second. Well, it takes a split second to take a photograph :) This mini session lasted less than a minute and I got two good images.
I do not know how I would had feel about pinata tradition when I was a kid. We did not have anything like this in my childhood. As a parent I find a whole pinata breaking experience to be very disturbing. Some kids become quite violent in their efforts to get to goods with a stick. I hope it is a sign of dedication, concentration and it is not something else entirely.