As a family photographer during Spring time it is very common to have a lot of bookings for Mommy and Me Sessions. These sessions can be super sweet, fun, and relaxed as seen on Pinterest, Instagram or, Facebook children are perfectly posed, happy, and relaxed. Take these photos for example taken by myself with a friend/ fellow photographer modeling with her two sweet boys.
Photographers like myself have many tricks of their sleeves in order to achieve a photo such as this one, in fact for me to grab the attention of the boys Dad was standing behind me calling their names to look towards me. This is one tactic that photographers use to capture a child’s attention. Other tactics may include having mom tickle her child, holding toys, offering treats for good behavior, and many more. However, children are children. They get tired, hungry, frustrated, as do mom, and dad. In this photo here you can see mom trying to persuade her boys to look in the direction of the camera.
As a photographer I not only have to take photos of your children, but also keep things fun, and relaxed. My style is not to focus on the posed proper family photo, I enjoy capturing the candid moments that show the connection between mom, and her children. Take this photo for example, mom is showing her boys the bugs that are hiding about in the grass. All I asked was for mom to peak up at me with a smile on her face.
Its photos like these that capture a mothers bond for her children, and when I say “I want to help you capture the special moments in life” this is what I’m referring to. So, don’t be stressed out that your child’s attention isn’t on my camera, or they aren’t smiling at me, or they’re becoming frustrated. These photos will be special because of those little moments where they’re just being themselves.
Til Next Time.