This was a really fun family to photograph. We spent some time at their house on the harbour and I loved the aesthetic of the water and greenery. I’m sure they will treasure these for many years to come. This is a fun Family Session – Dunedin.
I always strive to get relaxed family photos. I find that giving children something to do, an action or story to act out is really useful in getting natural photos. A lot of times I only meet the children 5 minutes before the shoot. I make a real effort to connect with them and ask them about their school and friends. If I know someone else at their school I will make that connection with them. That gives me credibility in their eyes.
A great tip in getting buy-in from your children before a photoshoot is to tell them what they’ll be doing. It’s important that they understand your expectations. Also, in addition to letting them know what will happen is to offer a reward afterwards. This can be an icecream on the way home, their choice of movie at home later or any other reward that works for your family.
Feel free to take a look at my other family images in my portfolio gallery here.
I also have some great guides and ideas for what to wear for your family photoshoot. Head over to my Pinterest to check them out.