Sometimes one of the things I get told when a family book a shoot is that their children will likely misbehave, or that I’ll have ‘my work cut out’ thing is, I don’t ever, ever, fret about things like that. It’s also one thing that YOU as Parents, Bride and Grooms to be, wedding guests and anyone else whom I may point my camera at should try to remember…
Posing too much isn’t what I want… AND it’s the one thing you don’t want either, nearly every person I speak to says ‘We’d like natural photographs’ of course that comes down to quite a few factors, how relaxed *I* can make you feel in front of the camera and also how relaxed YOU are in front of the camera, it really is a two way thing – I’ll admit, I’m not one who likes my photograph being taken (not unless I’m the one taking it as many of you will see I’m not short of ‘selfies’ in my FB profiles ;-)) However point a DSLR in my face and I’d likely act completely different to what I would naturally – (well I would have until I became a photographer).
Please don’t worry that your children won’t co-operate, of course it does sometimes take time for them to come round to the idea of having their photograph taken, especially if you have shy children – I’ve found that the last thing that helps is telling them to behave or getting angry with them, they likely become even more shy or stand with a completely fake smile… no one wants fake smiles.
Remember that you’re booking me to capture your memories – so show me how you both hold hands, how you rub noses like Eskimos or rest your head on your husband to be’s shoulder, let your children run around carefree because that’s when I’ll be there to capture those moments that make you smile inside your heart.
One last thing… I will sometimes pose you, because there is a need for people to stand together for group shots! 😉