How do I pose for my photoshoot?

{Britt Spring - Brisbane Family Portrait Photographer}

Luke, Marie-Claire & Marco in the soft light of Brisbane {Brisbane Portrait Photographer}

Luke, Marie-Claire & Marco in the soft light of Brisbane {Brisbane Portrait Photographer}

Posing... eeek!  how scary.  I have not met one client who has said they love posing for photographs.  Ok yes I lie, I have they are called professional models!!!!!  But hey if i looked like a model i'd be happy to pose it up for photos too but instead when a camera is in my face I look like I've bitten into a rotten egg.  That's because most of us are normal looking and have normal insecurities.  Its called being human.  

So I wanted to share with you how I get my clients looking so relaxed.  I understand how scary this process can seem and I want to put your mind at ease.....

  1. One word.... drugs.  Lots and lots of drugs.  KIDDING. haha.  Now focus.
  2. Being prepared....  whats that got to do with posing?  Well being prepared for the shoot helps us relax way before we get to the location.  Before every shoot I send my clients an email that will help you get ready for the shoot and hopefully give you ideas that you hadn't thought of.   
  3. Trust me.... How do you trust me a person you don't know?  Well one way is to get acquainted with the person who is photographing you (thats me hopefully).  Check out their work, get to know their style, what do their previous clients think of them?  (Check out my "Raves" link) Look at their images, do they look "posey"?  Once you feel safe knowing you love your photographers style you can relax a bit.  Deep breath. 
  4. The "not" pose.  So to be honest posing isn't about tilting you head at a certain angle and telling you to smile.  Its about capturing a moment in time, a real moment between you and your loved one. This is something I set up in a very natural way.... 
  5. How can a pose be "natural". Well its relatively easy actually.  My goal on the day is to get you in amazing light and then guide you into a "pose" thats real and natural and let you be yourself.  Example photo above, pretty light check, sweet comfortable pose check, natural expressions check, dog looking cute check.  Its that easy.  
  6. What a lot of people don't realise is that you don't have to be looking at the camera to achieve a beautiful portrait.  I will often start you off looking away from the camera and then when I feel you are comfy i'll guide your eyes back at me.  

The point to all of this is I approach every client with the same goals but allow you the freedom to be yourself.  I gauge how you are feeling the whole time we are together and never push you beyond what you are comfortable doing.  At the end of the day I really really want you to have fun and enjoy the experience!

So I hope this has helped with any nerves.  Next post I'm thinking about is "what to expect during your shoot with me" 

Bx

Luke, Marie-Claire, Marco & Baby Bump {Brisbane Photographer}

Do you ever feel like you've just made something very special?  Thats how i felt when i left Marie-Claire and Luke that beautiful afternoon we spent at Nudgee Beach in Brisbane.   Im loving shooting my clients with their fur babies as well because lets face it they are part of the family too and deserve to be captured in photographs along with the children.  What a pleasure it was meeting these three, i hope you love the photos as much as i do. Bx 

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Hugo & Remi {Childrens Portraits Brisbane}

I used to think that I had to find a new location every week, something new and different to show I have millions of techniques.  Well things have changed and I now am focussing on a source of light that has always been close to my heart, sunset.  Glorious Sunset.  Sweet Sweet Sunset.  It never fails to give soft beautiful and flattering light.  Ive found it and I'm not giving it up too easily.  This is Hugo and Remi, they live in my block of flats in Brisbane would you believe?! I have the pleasure of hearing them play all day long, their parents won't believe me but its a beautiful sound.  Hope you enjoy their portraits taken in Brisbane at Nudgee.  Bx

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Breanna the beautiful {Portrait Photographer Brisbane}

You know when you meet a special person?  Someone who is who wiser than their years, has gone through so much but still smiles, has a faith the size of a mountain and heart of absolute gold.  This is Breanna.  She is someone that I am very grateful to have met i have learnt a lot from her in only a few months.  There is a saying that everyone has their trials in this world, and while I totally agree i have to say that not everyones trials are the same and some are bigger and heavier to carry around.  Its important to recognise this and to give the honour these beautiful people deserve because they are survivors and their example can help us through our trials too.  Hope you enjoy looking through these images of Breanna and I hanging out in the forest of Brisbane.  I still can't believe this girl has never had her photo taken.  She looks like a model to me.  Thank you Breanna for everything!  Lots of love.  Britt xx  

Bagheera & Suzanna {Pets with their People}

Introducing Bagheera (the 7 kilo Burmese x) & Suzanna (the human) from New Farm, Brisbane....

This is the beginning of a fascinating project of mine that I am SO EXCITED about!  I have been in love with my little fur baby now for 9 months.  He makes me smile every single day and we couldn't imagine life without him (I am aware it sounds like I am describing a child and I'm ok with it).  I am in the search for friends who are willing to have their portrait taken with their pets for my project because lets face it, pets are the BEST......

Some words from Suzanna...

  "This is Bagheera, the XL vocal, owl eyed furry baby who loves attention (and prawns).  He possesses almost 'dog like' qualities, has tonnes of personality, has us wrapped around his little claw and knows it.  Oh and he's a total mummas boy!  

We got Bagheera and his little sister Lulu from a family member who had rescued them but could no longer look after them. They were extremely attached to each other and showed signs they had been taken from their mother too early. We couldn't even touch them when they first arrived as they were very untrusting of people. However just with a little love and attention we all bonded and became one big family. They always had larger than life Burmese personalities. They were very active, avid hunters (unfortunately!) and always met us at the door when we came home. We easily trained them to sleep on their own blanket at the foot of the bed and to come when called.

They loved attention, but also loved each other and would almost sleep on top of each other.  

It was extremely difficult when we moved overseas for a few years and we left them with parents to look after. We missed them dearly! While they loved it there they never forgot us and instantly became ours again when we returned. Unfortunately last year we had to put Lulu down as she had developed Diabetes. 

It was hard for us, but Begheera really suffered. He mourned her for a long time and has never been the quite the same cat he was with his sister around. They were together 10 years.   

Now we live in an apartment and we walk him outside and play games with him every day to keep him active and keep his mind stimulated.  

He absolutely thrives on love and attention and becomes depressed if he doesn't get enough one on one time with us every day. While he drives us a bit crazy at times (5am wake up calls anyone?)  he really is our baby and we can't imagine life without him!!"     - Suzanna

Chirpy, Toby & Breanna {Pets with their People}

Introducing Toby (left) and Chirpy (right) and Breanna (the human) from Lutwyche Brisbane .....

Some words from Breanna....

"Chirpy & Toby are a pillar in my life.  I couldn't imagine my life without them, they are precious creations to care for and they are a beautiful sunrise in my foggy life.  

Chirpy was my first little one.  Tiny and precious, I watched over him like a mother.  Because of his upbringing being the only bird in the house for his first year, Chirpy strongly believe he is half human.  He also believes he is half human.  He also believes he is half dog, as he constantly barks when he is very happy!  Chirpy is a very smart but anxious boy, he is very affectionate and protective.  He loves to play in hair and nibble finger nails, he is always a delight to have out of the cage?

Tobys name relates to his deformed 'toe' but also Mum was eating Uncle Toby's oats at the time, and its really funny how oats are actually his favourite thing to eat lol!!"  - Breanna

 

 

 

Frankie..... {Brisbane Portrait Photographer}

What can i say?  Brisbane is surprising me every single day.  The more I am pushing myself and meeting new people the more i am getting to know this beautiful city all over again.  This is Frankie and she lives across the river from me.  She is super talented, lovely, easy to work with.  Can't wait to share the rest of her images. Bx 

Pets with their People {Brisbane Portrait Photographer}

Now here's something new...  well for me anyway.  I know that our pets are not just the little furry thing that you feed twice a day and maybe take for a walk.  They are part of the family, valued, bring so much love and happiness to our day, every day.  They are a constant source of happiness because they are ALWAYS happy to see us.  Our George, as you would know if you follow me on Instagram, is definitely part of our family and we love it.  This is something very dear to me and I will be posting more Pets with their People.  If its something you are passionate about too, get in touch i'd love to photograph you with your furry friend.  Bx 

Joy - Child Portraits Brisbane

This is my new little friend Joy.  I met her mum at a flower crown workshop recently and really like her instantly.  She was actually making the flower crown for Joy and sent me some photos of her proudly wearing her new crown with big smiles.  I was taken by Joy instantly, she has this real mature nature for such a young person and thats because she has such lovely parents.  It was a fun afternoon walking through the woods and eating apples.  It was one of those shoots that came at the right time, it was the inspiration i needed, thank you Julie and Joy!  I am so happy to have had the chance to hang out with you and create some pretty lovely images of Joy. Bxx  {Film processed by RDFL}  these images were taken by britt spring, she is a fine art, creative portrait photographer who specialises in film photography, women's portraiture, children, family and couple portraits in Brisbane Australia.  

Little Theo {Family Photography Brisbane}

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"You are my sun my moon, and all of my stars"           {e.e.cummings}

Pure love and joy, thats all you need to create a beautiful portrait. Ok there's a little bit more involved but those two things are the glue that binds all the other elements together. Beth and Theo sharing a little moment together in their lounge room. More to come. B :)  {New Farm, Brisbane} this was shot in new farm brisbane in bethanys home.  britt spring is a portrait photographer living in brisbane newstead and specialises in film photography, family photography, womens portaits, baby photography.  she is an australian portrait photographer.

TJ my niece {Portrait Photographer Brisbane}

Portrait Photography Brisbane_0024 My name is Britt Spring and I love my family.  TJ is my niece on my husbands side of the family  She stayed the weekend with us and we had a ball!  I love to take portraits of women and senior portraits as well.  I am a film photographer and fine art photographer living in Brisbane and also love taking Family Portraits in Brisbane too.  Please get in touch!.

Joy of Joys {Brisbane portrait photographer}

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What a priviledge and pleasure to photograph this unique and special little 5 year old. Never have i met a more polite little one as Joy. Her name says it all really. More to come but I just couldn't hold back in sharing this image. Bxthis image was shot by britt spring of britt spring photography in brisbane newstead. britt is a fine art photographer who specializes in family, child, couple portrait photography. she also specialises in Film photography.