Family photography portfolio
the joy of childhood
Nothing can beat the happiness of childhood. They spend most of their time skipping, running, singing, laughing or playing.
I’m sure your phone photos / videos are full of these spontaneous happy moments. Professional photos of your children should be too. That’s why I do my best to make children laugh and be happy during their session. That’s also why I limit my sessions to no longer than 45 minutes to an hour. That’s when they start to lose interest in being photographed.
For those of you worried your child won’t ‘play ball’ for a photographer, I have a few tricks up my sleeve. I’ve photographed hundreds of children (mainly under 5s) and as a mother to small child, I’ve perfected how to make families comfortable. One fairly obvious thing is to avoid ‘tricky’ times, like meal times or nap times. It also doesn’t hurt that I have an equal measure of enthusiasm and patience. I know that sometimes you just have to let a child do what they want and let them take the lead. For outdoor sessions, I follow them around and photograph them being themselves. Either way, we end up with some cracking good pictures!
Children grow really quickly
Childhood passes in the blink of an eye
As a mum and family photographer I appreciate how quickly babies and children grow and change.
If you want time to pass quickly, have a child. In the blink of an eye, my daughter went from being a newborn baby to celebrating her 4th birthday. I almost find it hard to imagine she was once a tiny baby that would fall asleep in my arms. I see this change in action when I take photos of the same family over a few years. It’s remarkable how much their children change from year to year.