When it comes to family portrait photography it’s knowing what to expect that gives me the opportunity to capture gorgeous photos like these of Michelle, Cy and Nadine.
Michelle had come into the studio previously to get a new branding headshot for work. You could say the headshot session was a very relaxed affair. I got to know a little more about Michelle who was originally from America and had called Melbourne home for the past 4 years. She loved all the artistic portraits on the studio walls and arrange a session for her family.
Now I always get asked how do I deal with children who just do their own thing. Response…. have a lot of patience, don’t take it too seriously. make it more of a game and, above all, have fun. Sometimes it’s more a case of relaxing the parents first before the children.
Now Cy and Nadine had other plans as to what was going to happen in the studio. While playing around, spinning on the rotating chairs, rolling over each other on the floor and jumping on my red arm chair i managed to get some great natural expressions. I told Michelle this is my normal days work and If she wanted to raise the bar she just needed to bring in a pet. As the cliche goes, don’t work with kids or animals, but that’s my exception.
Take a look at these fun family portraits and if you would like me to capture some timeless portrait of your family just get in Contact.