It's hard to let go of those adorable faces that your children have, and to feel comfortable with them morphing into the handsome, mature faces that they will have once they are adults and leaving the nest. This is why we spend a great amount of time with our disposable cameras, trying desperately to capture those special moments that we'll never be able to relive again such as when your children have birthday parties, or zoo trips, or kindergarten graduations, or even when they're just sitting in the bath looking adorable. However, unless you have been trained professionally in photography and are familiar with concepts such as exposure, apertures, and white balance, your pictures probably end up looking rather amateur--sure, stuff that you'd be proud to have in photo albums and scrapbooks that you can show around to friends and family members for years to come, but when it comes to that one beautiful portrait that you are proud to hang above your mantel for the rest of your life--one that will make you feel proud to remember your children as the adorable kiddos that they once were, there are no other options better than hiring a professional child's photographer to hold a photoshoot with your children and capture that perfect portrait.
Professional children's photographers are well-trained professionals and artists who are gifted in their abilities to capture those perfect visages of your children. Professional children's photographers know how to deal with children in ways that many parents would never even think of. They have techniques to get children to settle down and pose perfectly for the camera that will capture their most prominent and striking features.
A great aspect of hiring professional children's photographers is how versatile and adaptable they are. This adaptability is perfectly expressed in how many different environments they can do the photoshoots in. You could, for example, have the the photoshoot in one of New York City's many, many, many historic landmarks such as Central Park, Rockefellar Centar, or even Ellis Island. The photographer would be happy to do the photoshoot in one of these environments and would, in fact, probably greatly enjoy the fresh air that it would provide.
Alternatively, however, you could request to do the photoshoot in the photographer's studio, where you can customize the set. You can, for example, have a themed shoot that's in the style of a cowboy theme or a princess theme, where the child is in costume and has appropriate props. You could, also, go for a traditional photoshoot with a specific background color to go with the outfit that you decided upon for that day.
There are so many different ways to utilize a professional child's photographer. To find the right one, ask around to friends and family members who have utilized a photographer in the past. Then, follow it up by doing an internet search for one. Check their reviews and examples of their past work to ensure that their style matches your's. Finally, meet them in person to establish that they are the right person for the job.