The Royal Wedding Photographer Got Prince George and Princess Charlotte to Sit Still for Those Portraits. He had a trick up his sleeve.
How the Royal Wedding Photographer Got Prince George and Princess Charlotte to Sit Still for Those Portraits
Getting a small child to sit still for a portrait is a difficult task. But wrangling 10? It almost seems impossible—especially when you are photographing the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex along with all their bridesmaids and pageboys after their showstopping wedding.
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But that was part of photographer Alexi Lubomirski’s job on May 19. As the pictures show, he pulled it off—look at that grin on Prince George!—but it took some serious sweet-talking.
“I’ve been asked by everybody, ‘How did you control the kids?’ And as we were setting up the big family shots, and I was placing the Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty onto their chairs, I could hear the kids started crying in the background and there was some chaos,” he said in a recent interview.
Luckily, he found a secret weapon: Smarties candies. (For American readers, note that in the U.K. Smarties are more like M&Ms.)