The other day I wrote about worried, stressed parents and children not “cooperating”. I should have mentioned that I recognize how difficult and stressful it is for parents to get everyone ready for a photo shoot. Then when I get there or they get to the location and it seems like no one wants to participate or that their children are running away and not posing for pictures, it adds another level of stress and they worry that they won't get a good shot or possibly even that they're wasting their money.
Again, I say, don't worry, parents! The reason you are paying me is because I am good at my job. My job isn't just to know how to use my camera, understand lighting, location and framing; my job is to try and help everyone relax and have fun, to let everyone do what they need to so I can truly catch their personality, to capture those in between moments - really, the moments we see when we're with our children, but aren't fast enough to catch with our own cameras or can't get in focus because they never stop moving.
This little girl is a perfect example of what I think I do best. She did not want me to take her picture at all. She didn't want to pose (yay!), she didn't want to smile, she didn't want me to come anywhere near her with my camera - she just didn't want to listen at all! I'm pretty sure her mom was mortified, but honestly, I kind of loved it! Catherine is spunky and has a strong personality and I'm positive her mom isn't going to have to worry about her taking care of herself and exerting her will. She is independent and fun and because she wanted nothing to do with me, I got a TON of fabulous pictures of her that I'm totally in love with. Seriously, I think I "narrowed it down" to like 15.
Anyway, thank you Catherine for being such a perfect little model for me and allowing me to do what I love best and think I'm pretty darn good at (and thanks mom for hiring me to do it)!!!
I was so inspired by this shoot and I am so in love with my job that I am offering a special for the month of September: $125.oo for a child session for ANY amount of your children with 10 edited images on disc with release to print. PM me on Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book!
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