YEP, so new at this blog thing, and it hasn't quite made it into my regular scheduled life.
Here's a few peeks of what's been going on!
PS if you follow this blog, or are interested in popping in, PLEASE let us know! (it may just inspire us to keep at it more regularly! -Jeanette
The session isn't over until we are in the CAR, our helpful kiddo, clowning around, if the camera was done first, we'd have missed this one!
Giving vague direction sometimes works out too..."touch your hat" worked into this precious shot.
Giving your subject some options, and input is SO helpful in getting them on board for posing and smiling and in general enjoying themselves. Especially with kids and teens! Wardrobe, location, pose, ask them what they'd like and see them come alive!
Nothing cures a stiff smile like running, if your camera isn't fast enough to get the action be ready for giggles when they stop!
Having your cutie looking away and then "peek" at your often gets a cute little smirk.
"How about we battle", "over ME!"...yep totally their idea = awesome.
It's picture day, what would you like to wear? Perfection, this young man can save my world any day.
Another advantage of two cameras/shooters, even for family photos. Not every great shot is a smiling face straight on with the camera.
If you don't know your subjects, talk, listen and learn FAST, the more you know the more the individual's personality can come through in the portrait, and that makes for better portraits!
The classic "Boyfriend jacket" (of her Dad's), usually we don't advise a "baggy look" but this statement overrides that rule. She is comfortable, confident and glowing.
Another example of a second angle working out great.
I hope you enjoyed this peek at the inside of a shoot, and a bit of the "why" behind out ways. -Jeanette