People sometimes underestimate the difficulty of photographing children, especially the toddler and preteen ages. One of the many challenges Children Photographers can face is having a shy subject.
Here is a recent article I wrote for DPS (Digital Photography School) to help with the shyness problem you may encounter. Hope it helps!
To read the article on DPS, click here.
[Side Note: Sorry for the typo in the article. I wrote this article at night before heading out on vacation. I knew it wasn't "perfect", but I thought it could help more people if I submitted it earlier than later since I would be out-of-town for awhile. I want to thank ALL of you who wrote comments and sent messages with positive notes about how the article helped them (instead of pointing out my typo -- boo!) because that's what keeps me inspired to write more! xo, annie]