As photographers we feel proud when our clients trust us to capture every special milestone in their lives. Capturing a growing family is one of our favourites. This fun filled family shoot was no different.The idea of getting your two little ones in front of the camera can seem daunting! Don’t panic, we’re letting you in on a few secrets why this shoot was such a great success.
Tip Number 1:
Choose a clean, light coloured space, a blank canvas if you will. A light coloured wall backdrop leaves you and your gorgeous family in the focal point. It also helps create a calm feel in the images and doesn’t distract from the simplicity of beautiful photographs, which express emotion and life. Check out our pinterest boards for some ideas.
Tip Number 2:
Clothing choices are essential for the final result. Everyone doesn’t need to match but colours and tones should work well together. Soft neutral shades of cream, gray, camel, rose, peach and light blue create a beautiful style. Layering with scarves, jackets and jewellery adds depth and texture. Try to include fabrics that catch the wind and add motion.
Tip Number 3:
We aim to capture real moments of your children interacting with you so please sit back and relax. Avoid the urge to coerce your children into looking at the camera or asking them to smile. Instead, simply keep it natural and enjoy the time together! Have some fun playing, laughing and acting naturally. Check out our packages and book your shoot here…
The ceremony was set up in the middle of the bush. There is something very special about getting married under the African sun. Although it can pose a challenge for natural light photographers that love the soft afternoon light, I think we still managed to get some awesome stuff.
We love the details of this wedding, rustic and earthy while still elegant and chic.
Always nice shooting in the open bush and watching your back with the odd chance a meerkat might surprise you from behind or something a little more deadly!
If you’ve been to any of our WORKSHOPS you’ll know we way prefer shooting with our prime lenses than our zooms and on a day like this wedding the primes really help to give our work a more cinematic look. We’ve found that when faced with some harsh light, dropping our f stops right down and pushing our shutter speed very fast seems to soften the harsh light.
Another thing we often tend to do in harsh light is turn our subjects back to the sun and shoot into the light. That way the light wraps around your subject rather than flatten your subject out.
I think shooting weddings is one of the most stressful situations you can put a photographer in and a great way to stretch your shooting limits very quickly.
We often face conditions we can’t control, how we manage them is what separates the big boys from the amateurs. Anyone can take a good shot given the time, the perfect moment. It’s your consistency as a shooter that will put you ahead of your competitors.
Your ability to perform even when you not met with the circumstances every photographer hopes to find when arriving at a shoot: an easy client, a beautifully styled room, good natural light, some nice clean wall space and most importantly beautiful moments between your subjects that we can just catch like a butterfly in a net. If only it were that easy…
We would be out of a job and would have a hard time convincing clients of our worth, fortunately it is way more complex than that;-)
This is one of the most important things you can reassure your clients with, is to book their photographer based on their consistency and ability to perform regardless of the circumstances!