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Sibling Love

I am so happy to share these images with you today!  Nessi and Taps were an absolute dream to photograph.  Not only did they look cute (props to mum who dressed them beautifully) but they were a lot of fun.   It was the perfect afternoon for a Brother & Sister photoshoot, the sunlight was crazy (in a good way) and these two really do love each other - you can see it in every image.  I really felt like I'd created some pretty amazing memories that day.  What a privilege. Bx 

Celebrate Love!

LOVE THESE FOUR SO MUCH!!!!!  
I travelled to the Sunshine Coast to photograph these three cuties.  Kirsty appreciates photography a lot, I could tell when I met her because her walls were covered in photos that she had taken herself.  I knew I was going to like her a lot.  So on this day she knew exactly what she wanted, even getting the boys to drag this cool vintage chair down the back of her property.  We put it under a big old gum tree on a rug and it was perfect.  A beautiful image like this doesn't happen on its own, it takes a little bit of planning and coordinating.  But once its done you just let the magic happen and you end up with a gorgeous, natural, sunlit, perfect image like this.  Thank you Kirsty for asking me to take your photos, it was such a privilege to work along with you and your vision.  B xxx

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You are my one and only...

This image was one of the last frames of the day.... hence the sweets :)  The kids did amazing, mum and dad were getting into the swing of our photoshoot and were connecting beautifully.   Its what I dream of when I prepare for a shoot of any kind.  Being able to capture your connection, whether we are at a beach on the Sunshine Coast or a park in Brisbane it doesn't matter, thats just a backdrop.  What matters is your images convey how you really feel about each other.... thats the difference between a snap shot and an image that has been created with team effort.  That team is you and your preparation before the shoot, Olivia doing her thang with hair and makeup and me as the photographer on the day helping you to relax and enjoy your experience.  

Professional portraits are not flukes, they are thoughtful elements that come together to create magic.......  Bx

I am drawn to the quirky shots.  I love how Claire and Simon are soooooo perfectly in love and the kids are just doing their thing.  (Being rewarded for their awesome behaviour)

I am drawn to the quirky shots.  I love how Claire and Simon are soooooo perfectly in love and the kids are just doing their thing.  (Being rewarded for their awesome behaviour)

How do I pose for my photoshoot?

By Brisbane Family Photographer - Britt Spring

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.....

Achieved in 10 minutes, what a gorgeous family!

Achieved in 10 minutes, what a gorgeous family!

  • One word.... drugs.  Lots and lots of drugs.  KIDDING. haha.  Now focus.
  • 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.   
  • 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.  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. 
  • 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.... 
  • 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 article..... pretty light check, sweet comfortable pose check, natural expressions check, dog looking cute check.  Its that easy.  
If only you knew how nervous Dom was on the day.... and he nailed it.

If only you knew how nervous Dom was on the day.... and he nailed it.

Ok these two weren't nervous at all, I think they might of actual forgotten I was there... :)

Ok these two weren't nervous at all, I think they might of actual forgotten I was there... :)

  • 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