Because they're too hard to photograph!!

Posted on October 06, 2013 by Ann Kullberg | 3 Comments

Guess maybe I should start with the question before rushing to the answer...

Back when I made my living drawing children's portraits, I had a rule that I wouldn't accept any commissions for children under the age of 4.  When asked why, the reason I gave potential clients was that a baby or toddler rarely looks like "himself" until he's at least 4.  Since I hoped my portraits would be real heirlooms for their family, I encouraged them to wait until she was 4, at which point she would pretty much look like "herself".

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