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Best Children's Portraits - Brisbane

Childrens portraits are SO MUCH fun! The kids love it and the parents love that we are capturing a time of their life that is so special and goes so quickly. I wanted to highlight in this blog post that you don’t always have to be in the photograph if you don’t want to. Of course I’d rather it if you were but sometime you just want the kids captured and that’s ok too! With my kids portrait photoshoots I always meet you at a pretty location that I will show you exactly how to get to before the shoot and it is usually North of Brisbane near Redcliffe or Nudgee as its really easy to get to on the M1. We spend 1 - 1.5 hors together just having fun and exploring with the kids and by the end of it you will have beautiful sunlit images to cherish for a very long time. Here are just a few of my favourite images of children I have had the privilege of photographing! Bx

Sisters Creek Session

These are my little friends Zoelei and Saila. I asked their Mum if I could borrow them for the afternoon to scout out a new location in Brisbane. They got all dressed up for me and really got into our little shoot. Little darlings they are! Thank you Z&S for being so awesome and also for having the coolest mum around! Bxxx

The quiet pose

I am certainly drawn to the quiet and the simple.  

For a long time I struggled with the fact that I'm not like other photographers.  It doesn't come naturally to me to make people laugh unless its done in a totally genuine way.  Im not a clown and I'm not an entertainer.  It was good when I finally let that go and just tried to me myself, its my greatest "skill" and its all our greatest "skill".... being ourself.  No one else out there is the same as us so why not use it to our advantage.  If I could give a new photographer any advice it would be to work out who you are......   then let your personality speak through your images.  Don't worry about what others are doing, they have their own skill set that is different to yours.  If we compare ourself to others we will ALWAY feel insecure, we will ALWAYS feel like we are chasing something but we can't quite attain it.  Be yourself, you are your greatest asset.  

My 2c worth for today.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  

Bx

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Photography 101 : How to take a natural photo....

Parents, how do you take a gorgeous *natural* photo of your little one?  

My little niece Athena pondering life and its meaning and whether the flowers are edible.....

My little niece Athena pondering life and its meaning and whether the flowers are edible.....

They do say never work with children or animals....  honestly, I think thats rubbish.  Children and animals don't have self esteem issues in front of the camera, they don't worry that you'll get their double chin or fat arms........   what they don't love is being posed and told what to do constantly.  

So what I say to you is this....

First: Have the spot in mind that you think is pretty.  Make sure the light is even (all shade, or all sun, no dappled light unless you are trying to be all arty farty).  

Second: Choose the outfit and have fun with your little one getting dressed, you don't even have to tell them that you are going to take a photo of them.  

Third: Have your camera ready, exposures set way before your little one steps in front of your camera.  This is important because kids get bored very quickly.  Very.important.step.com

Fourth: Encourage them to stand in the beautiful spot you had in mind, don't rush it..... now leave them there to do their thing.  Don't ask them to smile or say cheese........ pleaseeeeee don't do that.  Just see what happens, you might be pleasantly surprised.  You might have to try it again and thats ok, these things take practice.  But it works for me most of the time like it did with Athena.  

Let me know what you think..... B

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