Using Props in Photo shoots

Hi Guys, yesterday a little 2 year old brought his ukulele to his photography session and it reminded me of all the photo’s I would take of my son with his ukulele when he was still in nappies and then later with his guitar. Here is one shot of yesterdays client and the rest are of my son at different stages, which reminds me I do need to update! Feel free to bring in your props when you come in for your photography session especially if it has a special meaning to you. cheers and enjoy.
EleanorUsing props in your photography sessions
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The joy of photographing 2 year old children

I get many clients asking what is the best age to photograph their children. Well, you know every age is a good age as long as we remember that some ages are more challenging than others and may require a different approach. For example, photographing 2 year old kids are usually far more of a challenge than a 1 or 4 year old.
So what should we expect?
The typical 2 year old wants to do his or her own thing. There is no point getting angry or impatient with them as that is not going to help one little bit and usually ends in tears. So if we give them a fun experience, they will react with heaps of great expressions and the images will be fantastic.
The typical 2 year old usually doesn’t want anyone else in the shot! Well that makes it difficult for family and sibling shots but if we keep it fun they may sit still for a couple of seconds.
Tips for a great shoot? Music is usually a great tool to keep the 2 year old happy. If they have a favourite song, pop it on your ipod and bring to the session, if you forget it, be prepared to sing!
Props. If they bring their favourite toy to the shoot, it will probably be in the shots so make sure it is a toy you wish to see hanging in the lounge room for years to come. Keep the toy small so it doesn’t detract from your child.
If your daughter loves dressing up, bring along a change of clothes, they may not want to change, but then again it could save a tantrum too.
Food. Ok kids are always hungry so bring a snack but keep it simple. No chocolate or messy or coloured food that is hard to remove from the child’s face. Try small rice crackers.
Probably the best advise is: If the child is sick please ring to postpone! No body feels great when they are sick and the session will be extremely challenging with a sick child.
I look forward to seeing you in here with your 2 year old soon

The joy of photographing 2 year old kids

Feeling proud in our skin

Hi everyone, Yesterday I had a nude shoot which I wish to share with you and a few tips on what to expect and what to do before the session.
1. If you are wanting an arty session showing muscles, make sure you are still attending the gym so your body is looking top shape.
2. If you are getting a spray tan or tanning at the beach, it is best to include all area’s, try to avoid the white bottom look if possible.
3. Wax or shave any unwanted hair prior to the shoot and you may wish to exfoliate your skin.
4. Have a look at my blog on makeup tips for your face.
5. On the day of the session, please wear loose clothing to avoid marks on your body.
6. Bring along a dressing gown for in between shots.
7. If you have an idea in mind that you wish to try, tell the photographer before the shoot.
8. If you want to include props bring them along (within reason)
9. You may wish to dress up your nude shoot with accessories eg, stilleto’s or knee high boots, if so bring them with you and make sure they are polished.
10.If you have tattoo’s or skin marks that you do not wish to be photographed, or if you want it as high focus, please let the photographer know before hand.

Are you proud of your skin? Just remember that we will put you at ease and after a little while you will forget that you are even nude. Why not give me a call on 9341 7027 to discuss what kind of session you want. We can accommodate most styles, whether is is sexy, arty, sensuous, or whatever, and remember it is never too late to feel proud of your body, I hope to see you one day.

Feeling proud of our body image

Spring is nearly here

>Hi, I am feeling a little disappointed in my garden at the moment, I feel like nothing wants to grow! I know it isn’t yet spring and I need to be patient, here are a few things that I felt was worth recording, enjoy.

Another Beauty shoot

Hi everyone, just letting you see what I’ve been doing lately. Beauty shoots! I love doing them and what a great memory to have. If you are interested in your own beauty session, why not give me a call on 9341 7027.

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