Family Photographs: With a NewBorn Photo Session!
Location: Heritage Park
Date: 24th February 2017
They always say never work with children and animals, but quite frankly neither bothers me in the slightest, especially when the children are as awesome and well behaved as Gyorgyi’s four kids! I was in Heritage Park to capture some family photographs, and I knew with a welcome as warm as that, it was going to be a great family portrait session!
I headed to their beautiful house in Heritage Park early one warm morning and was greeted by three beaming and cheeky smiles! I grabbed some photos of the kids on the stairs first – an impromptu game of ‘Peekaboo’ raised a few smiles and laughs; even from Mum and dad!
Gyorgyi and Roman’s newborn son joined us for a few shots – what a well behaved little boy he is! And so easy to photograph! Newborn photography shoots are usually punctuated by tears but we didn’t have any at all!
He slept the whole time, and even allowed Mum to change his clothes and get some nudey shots! He wasn’t overly keen on the baskets (Gyorgyi had brought some of her own – it’s always nice to have some new props to photograph!) so we let him chill on the blankets instead!
Roman had to work that day so we worked quickly and got some great family photographs. The kids were especially well behaved and keen to have their photo taken and they didn’t even tire or get bored as we progressed through the morning!
I love close up shots – capturing the details on a newborn photo shoot – and can this little dude grip on to Mum’s hand!
In general the more people there are in a photo the more challenging it becomes! Blinking becomes more prevalent of course, but these guys rocked!
We grabbed some photos on the stairs, the couch and then headed outside to a fantastic mango tree.
Hi Andy, thanks for the photos, they look very good, I already heave done a bunch of printouts.
But altogether thank you for your service, you jumped even with such a short notice. Gyorgyi
Family Photo Shoot: Zsofia and David’s Family Portraits
Date: 30th December 2016
Location: Wellington Point
There’s a big difference between a UK Christmas and a Queensland Christmas and it took me a couple of years to get used to it! Prawns instead of turkey, salad instead of roasties; and mid-thirty temperatures instead of negatives! We spent this last Christmas with the relatives back in Manchester and landed back to a warm and sultry Brisbane day. I wasted no time in getting behind the camera again and met Hungarian-born Zsofia and David at one of my favourite Redlands photo spots; Wellington Point Park.
Zsofia and David brought along their parents to the family photo shoot, but the star of the show was their beautiful daughter Lili. She loved the camera and smiled and flirted for the whole hour!
I always try and get the big family shots first as these tend to be the hardest; getting a full family to smile at the camera at the same time. I needn’t have worried with Lili – she was a legend right from the start! She even allowed me to sit her amongst Wellington Point’s amazing fig tree roots and smiled the whole time! And look at that smile! What a cutie!
Every family photo shoot needs parents and Zsofia and David weren’t camera why either! Thanks so much for making my job so easy, guys!
I always like to get some photos of the kids with each parent too – as a parent of two myself, I rarely get photos of me with the kids!
I tend to think that as a family portrait photographer, having kids definitely helps. I have no problems with making silly noises and pulling silly faces – anything that will get the littlies attention! It usually gets some sympathy giggles from Mum and Dad too!
Is there anything more beautiful in a family photo than the smiles of a newborn?!
And after an awesome session amongst the tree roots, we headed to the jetty for a different flavour. And then all too sudden the hour was over and I headed home to do some editing (and to get over the jetlag!)
“I wanted to thank you for taking such amazing photos of us!
I am so happy I found you to do our photos. As I mentioned before, we had a fabulous relaxing time in the afternoon and your photos were amazing!” Zsofi
Studio Photo Shoot: Tahlia’s Family Photos
Date: 25th April 2016
Location: At Home in Graceville
Studio photo shoots are great family fun – you get to dress up, look fantastic, have fun and most importantly you get to mess around! Oh and you get some amazing photos at the end of it too!
Tahlia is heading overseas soon (Colombia no less!) and wanted to get some great family photos of her siblings and Mum and Dad so I headed to their place in Graceville with the portable studio on Anzac Day (yes, photographers work when other people don’t!)
The studio shoot was so much fun! We got some individual photos, some photos with Mum and Dad, some group shots and a big photo with each family member in there! Everyone was so excited and keen and we got so much done in a relative amount of time!
Family portraits are also a great way to capture the kids as they grow up – those early years fly by all too quick and capturing some fantastic photos once a year is well worth it; especially if there is always one person stuck behind the camera! Guess who that is in our house!
There is a misconception that studio photo shoots are expensive and time consuming but that doesn’t have to be the case at all – we come to your house and it takes 15 minutes to set up the studio and 10 minutes to bring it down again – all the bit in the middle is for you to play film star and to smile and pose!
Thanks so much for the fun afternoon guys – it really was a lot of fun, and thanks for your enthusiasm and laughter! And have an amazing time in South America, Tahlia! I am very jealous! Andy