Do you know the feeling that you get while preparing for a photo session?
I bet many photographers are passed this phase and photo sessions are like a grocery shopping for them.
I am not. I still have butterflies in my stomach and an adrenaline rush starting the day before the session.
Relaxation shooting is the best resolution to that.
Yesterday it happened 30 minutes before the session.
After I finished my coffee I walked around our outdoor location and captured a few creatures that crossed my way!
In no time I was realaxed, calm and ready for the real fun!
When I got to their house, at 8am, I was welcomed by one sleepy head, his older brother was still asleep, and we got up he wasn’t in the best mood for a photo shoot. We had worked a little bit harder than usual to get a smile out of him. We watched cartoons, ate breakfast and played together. I captured their morning routine.
They were flying, jumping, hula hooping, peek-a-booing and hiding in moving boxes. What a session!!!
I had a pleasure to photograph this fun to work with family right after their baby No.2 was born (pictures from that session HERE).
This time we met for a session that would capture the memories about their neighborhood, their favorite park, their favorite spot at their house (a couch, lol), and a few other things that will remind them about the place they used to live for a long time.
We had so much fun, I couldn’t stop photographing them:
You would be surprised how much fun it can be to walk to the park. The goal, always, is to get to the swing, nothing matters more than that, but still… the walk itself can bring many laughs, many finds like rocks, sticks, leaves, coins, many “uhhh”s and “ahhh”s. After a walk like that the swing is a well deserved prize!
The first day we met it was raining cats and dogs, although 30 minutes before the session the weather looked pretty ok for outdoor shooting. We re-scheduled the session for the next day. The second time we got lucky. It wasn’t raining and it wasn’t very cold. Almost the entire session was conducted by the Big Brother. He had all these ideas: where he want to be photographed, what he is going to do while I take his pictures, etc., but at the same time he happily did what he was asked for… like hug his sister:
While his sister stayed on the more shy side.