We go out and pose kids and get them looking their best… and that’s cool.
Sometimes the mom goes crazy when they goof off during the shoots… sometimes she doesn’t.
Sometimes the kids behave… sometimes they don’t.
That’s just the way it is.
People get a photographer to come and do the portraits that they don’t feel comfortable doing themselves, or perhaps they want to be in it too.
MORE THAN PORTRAITS
But what about a photographer to just be there to Document life sometimes.
Like for instance I went and visited a friend.
I went out to the car and pulled out my camera.
Nothing changed… they did exactly what they would have done that hour had I not been there.
What the little girl did
The girl finished her math homework. I got them while she was seriously studying… before she even knew what was happening.
Of course she noticed too… then She made faces at me and joked around.
The mom told her to stop making faces… but you know what it’s fine it’s her.
What the little boy did
He was playing with his airplane and showing it to me… so i had him pose with it.
He was playing Wii so i just took some candids.
What the mom did
The mom was working on the computer on top of the washer. She didn’t know… but that’s what life is like that’s what she does, that’s what we do. That’s truly documenting life.
I’m not saying there’s no interaction from the photographer, that there’s no posing… I suppose it’s a mix of everything… it’s going with the flow, doing whatever happens.
It’s different than a portrait shoot
But with paid shoots this can be harder… because sometimes we have to let go of wanting everything to be exactly the way we planned it.
Just let things happen and trust that I’ll take totally awesome pictures that testify to who your family really is, but maybe a little biased towards making you look good anyway
Sometimes the best things happened unplanned
Sometimes some of the best possible pictures happen unplanned and unposed and they mean the most because it speaks to what life was really really really like.
And that day this is what life was like for that hour. See all