From my family to yours…
From my family to yours…
Yeah! I actually am adding to the summer series… I know y’all are proud of me! Three blog posts in a week. I’m on fire. I’m kidding… I actually just had a kid free week so all of my time was devoted to the business instead of splitting it between the business and my babies. I loved getting caught up on some back work but I will take time with my kids any day over a few extra blog posts!
Here is another example of what the client ordered for their images! I think that this is helpful along with the other posts that I will be sharing to show how I shoot children (ha… this always makes me laugh now even though the phrase has been one I have used my entire adult life. One of my friend’s called attention to it and (yeah cynthia!) thinks that my slogan should be “I would rather be shot by Meghan McSweeney!”). Anyway, I digress… the way that I shoot the majority of my sessions with older children is that I find a spot for them that works well for the composition as well as the lighting but I don’t really pose them. I let them do their thing and find that it helps me capture their personalities in a easier manner. For instance, I think that personalities of these two little people really shine through in this session!
I hope you enjoy!
All my best,
Holy Winter time blues, Batman! Does this happen to the rest of you? Phew, I can’t wait for spring, lots of friend time, farmer’s markets, the laughter of kiddos on a playground, splashing in the pool, warmth and sunshine. When I am in a mood like this, I always love to go look at pictures of my kiddos! They make me happy. Most of my pictures of them are not posed (They are not fond of Mama with her camera! Owen (when he was 3) looked at me sternly, told me to put down my camera and enjoy myself. It’s a very humbling when your three year old sees right through you.) and involve a whole lot of goofiness.
Who doesn’t need a reminder of one of the best days in your life, a picture of your family having a blast together or a picture of your child laughing like crazy to wash away the dreariness? I love to be able to provide my clients with a little bit of joyous beauty that can brighten a day! It’s definitely one of the many reasons why I love this job. Certainly, we can remember these things without a photograph but to have it recorded in beautiful way… well, that is just a bonus, right?
This is one of my favorite family images that I have ever taken! A whole lot of joy and some of my favorite people!!
Hold on to your ovaries ladies… this baby is gorgeous. You’ll see why when you see her beautiful parents in a minute. I have been lucky enough to have taken pictures for this family quite a bit over the last three years. They are wonderful friends and man are their kids cute! Enjoy!
I know this a weird title for a blog post on a photography blog but stay with me:
I LOVE movement in photographs. I think it helps add life into images. It can add a sense of whimsy and fun as well! I often get my clients to walk for me, run, jump, and skip. You get the drift. Of course, I usually stick to age appropriate behavior. I don’t tend to get my engaged couples to jump on the bed…. I usually reserve that for the kiddos (side note: I am not saying that you are too old to bounce once you hit a certain age…I am still quite fond of jumping on the trampoline). I have heard rumors that Bill Gates has a padded trampoline room. Who knows if it is true but it certainly sounds like fun! It especially sounds like fun to a mom of toddlers. Those rainy days can be hard to fill (thank you Cartwheels and Coffee).
Anyway, back on topic:
People sometimes look at me like I am crazy when I ask them to do such things but I love it as much as I love a good hard laugh in photographs (That is another time that I get some crazy looks). When I say “Could you just look at each other and laugh? I know that you are going to feel silly but then you will laugh for real and it will be beautiful.” I am sure that my clients think that I am crazy but it’s all to get you guys comfortable with the camera, to get you comfortable with me and to interact with each other during family or an engagement shoot. Ryan (my brother who second shoots with me) always cringes when I say “Just pretend like you like each other.” Of course, I am joking and it helps lighten the mood. We have to make you all comfortable somehow! Anyway, I hope this preps you for when I am getting you to truck down the street for the 6th time to get the shot!!
You all have a fabulous day!
Here are a few examples: