pets

George & Pebbles

Since little George (most gorgeous mini schnauzer EVA) arrived in our home 3 years ago he has become a huge part of our family, more than I ever expected.  I knew having a dog would be great but now I have one I can't imagine ever not having a little furry friend in the house.  They are a constant source of happiness and good company.  Never sad, or cranky or moody, just always happy to be with you.  

Thats why this year I am opening up my portraits to pets too, its a work in progress but its something close to my heart.  They are a member of the family and deserve gorgeous portraits too.  

I'll be back with more information soon.

Britt x

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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

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