April & Paul visited our studio yesterday and brought along their family for some family portrait photos. We were initially told that their little boy, Bailey was not particularly fond of having his photo taken, so Billie and I had a great time finding ways of making him laugh. As you can see from the sneak peek below, Bailey (seated on the left hand side) had an amazing time!
Let’s be honest, while family photos are a great excuse to get family together and create some memories, they’re not every child’s idea of a fun way to spend the afternoon. I truly empathise with every child who stands, slouched in front of me, with their hush-puppy-eyes staring at the floor, and their bottom lip exposed, because believe it or not, I was a kid once. Yes many decades ago, like a lot of kids, I didn't like my photo being taken. I could have told you a whole list of things that I would rather be doing, than sitting in a photography studio on a Sunday afternoon. To have someone I didn’t know, then ask me to smile would only have upset me more. So remembering my childhood, and the experience of now having four children of our own, Billie and I, have made our family photography sessions fun!
As Family Portrait Photographers, Billie & I work as a team to capture real family photos. When I mention the term ‘real’ I refer to real smiles - the ones that you cannot fake. While I am capturing the photographs, quite often Billie will be playing with my ears or pulling ridiculous faces behind my back. These little tricks coupled with the ability to laugh at ourselves, have even the most determined child (or adult)smiling.
But it's not all about smiles, it’s about the moments. The looks that mum will give her child or Dad will give his kids are truly the most precious. We aim to create a relaxed atmosphere in our studio so that our clients can be themselves. As many will know, you can only truly relax after you have had a good laugh!
Our Family Portrait photography sessions are exceptional value. For more information visit our Family Portrait tab or