As a photographer I often get asked “but can you make my kids smile?”. Sure, we can do this through playing and interacting in a natural way, but I always tell parents that the heart and soul of your child is in other facial expressions too. Natural photography that captures moments and feelings is not about that posed cheesy smile, its about what is behind the eyes and the connection the eyes make with the camera.
As a photographer and parent I am drawn to the eyes and soul of the image. Often the piercing stare is what really captures the true personality and traits of any child. Its that connection that the child makes with the camera that the parents will be drawn to and thus framing . Capturing all moods is crucial to documenting and keeping your memories alive, as parents we know that our children are not always perfect tidy smiling angels, they are little people with thoughts and ideas of their own – so why not capture this through photography.
Gone are those cheesy 80’s family portraits where children sit on the knees of the parents or not he floor next to a grandparent. Fast forward to the present and family photography is about capturing a particular moment in time experienced by the individuals in the snap. As a photographer who takes and sees thousands of photos, its those natural moments captured without telling children to smile and say “cheese” that really make for amazing family portraits
Remember next time you take a photo of your little one, just tell them to be themselves to continue to take part in the game or activity they are engaged in and then take your photo. Capture the essence of your child not the unrealistic posed model of them.
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