One of my favourite things about family portrait sessions is trying to get stellar smiles out of children. I am the youngest of my generation in my family, so I never grew up around children – I never babysat for young siblings or cousins, and dealing with children is something I’ve learned a lot about very quickly since I first picked up my camera and pointed it at a kid. Yet there’s something about making a child smile that’s incredibly rewarding, and it never wears off! If I can get a smile out of a little one, I feel like I’ve accomplished something with my day.
Having said that, I left this particular shoot with Dayna, Ben, Charlotte and Jacob feeling pretty accomplished – these guys shared a HEAP of smiles with me, and left me feeling super-joyous. If you have little ones of your own, Dayna’s range of kids clothing and accessories might leave you feeling super-joyous too – you should check out her store, Goosebump Clothing and Accessories! You might recognise some of her little models from below, too…
Let’s say you’ve come to the Gold Coast for a family holiday. You’ve been to Seaworld and seen the dolphin show and gone to the beach every day and had ice cream in the park and enjoyed yourselves so much you never want to go home. What’s the best way to remember the super-special holiday you never want to forget?
Family portraits. BAM!
That’s what these guys did! The super-sweet McLennan family were visiting from Melbourne when I heard from them, and even though we were all super-busy we managed to squeeze in this lovely late-afternoon family shoot at Snapper Rocks.
In November I had the pleasure of spending a weekend with the incredibly talented Caroline from Mihaja Photography, her amazing team, and a great bunch of girls with the same hopes and dreams as I have. It was kind of like a massive sleep over with cameras! I learned so much, I shot so much, and I ate so much on this weekend that it was hard to pack up and go home. Here are some of my favourite images from the weekend.