natural-light-photographer

A Sydney love story {Brisbane-Photographer}

"Stay close to people who feel like sunlight"

Sometimes you meet couples and you know they were made for each other.  I don't believe in fate but I do believe in a perfect match and these two are it.  We met them in London and knew we were going to be friends for a very long time.  Lisa and I are would spend endless hours discussing photography and encouraging each other to fulfil our dreams when we lived in London.  Lisa is an amazing photographer herself so it was a real honour to be asked to take their portraits (See Lisa's work here).  Unbeknownst to me Lisa and Nelson were pregnant at the time of this photoshoot so it takes on a whole new and very exciting meaning.  Even though they live in Sydney and us in Brisbane we remain close friends to this day.  Thanks for asking me guys, I have to say I am very proud of these images.  Partly because I love you and partly because I managed to work out your Contax film camera!!!!!!!.......  on the fly / with your help.  haha.  Love you both so much xoxoxoxoxoxox

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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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