Children are my favourite subjects to photograph. The very young are often so absorbed in their own worlds that I can trail after them, capturing their natural curiosity and imaginative play through my lens without them even being aware of me.
Older children either love the camera or get shy. I try work with them as naturally as possible – getting the posers to forget about me sometimes, and the introverts to feel comfortable enough to allow me to capture them naturally. Depending on your children’s personalities you may find it easier to keep at a distance and let me engage with them, but some little ones are not willing to let Mom or Dad out of their site and that’s ok too.
Teens are wonderful to photograph – they bring so much of who they are to the image. I know this as the mother of a 15 year old son J To capture the look in a teenager’s eye is to catch a glimpse into the person they’re becoming. Such an honour!
I also offer family shoots and extended family shoots. A birthday, celebration or reunion is always a good time to get a bunch of you together. Cousins visiting from abroad? Why not invite me to join you on a stroll on the common or a morning at the beach so your family holiday can be remembered by all long after the farewells have been said.
Locally, Noordhoek and Constantia have some beautiful settings for magical family shoots.
Please note: Family shoot prices will vary depending on the number of people present.