Family Photography

Don’t Just Stand There…

  • December 21, 2022

What should we do? This is one of the most common questions we get about our photography sessions. You see, we’re not into cheese unless it’s on a pizza and we’re certainly not into standing stock still and being on your best behaviour. That doesn’t make for good photos (in our opinion).

If you want to get the most out of your session, plan a ‘thing’. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are a few examples of what you can do together as a family to help you all to enjoy the process instead of simply tolerating it!

  • The Great Outdoors – this can be as simple as heading down to the farm to count cattle or do some wheelbarrow racing. We can also go for a walk in a forest, go wildflower picking in the fields, set up the paddling pool, blow bubbles, go to the playground or picnic in the garden. Why not consider a trip to the beach, whatever the weather!
  • Yummy in my Tummy – who doesn’t love a bit of food? Rustle up (from the shop shelf) some DIY wraps, pancakes or pizza bases. Put your desired toppings into bowls and onto plates and let everyone create their own masterpiece. The more the merrier, the messier the better and full tummies make for happy people.
  • It’s all a Game – why not break out Twister, Jenga or snakes and ladders? Games are a great way to get every expression and every emotion out of your family, from victory, to loss.
  • Disco Fever – Make it a party, break out the 90s music and let’s teach them the Macarena!
  • Share Your Adventure – do you swim together? Hike together? What do you like to do as a family? Do that!
Girl in denim dungarees with large bleached hearts on it and a light coloured tshirt blowing bubbles towards the camera. There's some sun flare and the sky is blue and full of fluffy white clouds.

Whatever you choose to do, just let go for a while – be present with your little ones, enjoy the activity together and stop worrying for just an hour. Let there be mess, let there be laughter and let everyone be a winner.

Whatever you decide to do, do it your way and we can’t wait to photograph you!
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