Additional Shoot Considerations
As you can see, like that actually was a pretty, I mean, normally we'd be outside and moving around, but that's how I interact with my families. I'm super open, I'm joking. We're like just being together, having fun. We're actually having a good time together. This is not a torture situation. This is fun. So try to just relax and enjoy it. Like this is actually the first time that I've met these people. We have some mutual friends, but now I'm like, we know each other now, right? So it's just a fun experience. Okay. So a few things to keep in mind. Don't forget the details. This is a sitting pose. The little boy is sitting in his mom's lap. There are so many opportunities within every pose to capture all of these magical details that are present in a family. But in little kids, you can get their eyelashes, their wisps of hair. I could have got his hand on that stick. So, so many details. So you have to be alert to them and ready for that. Okay. And you have to work kinda fast, but don'...
t forget the details. You really want to make sure that you're getting variety in each post that you're offering many different perspectives. So you probably noticed that it would pose them and I would get the whole picture. And then I would go in and just take pictures of all the different things that were happening within the pose. This is really, really important for a lot of reasons. One, it helps get variety in your gallery, but two, what if the family isn't so cooperative and you only get like two or three really good poses in? You wanna make sure to maximize each one of those poses so that you're getting lots of different shots. You saw me do this pose. I love it. So you'll see me do it all the time. And then I just got in there and got all of the different details. There's his little hand touching her necklace. And this is just essentially a different perspective, you know, coming from above and then getting mom holding him like that. Okay. Never put your camera away. Like I said, I am the sherpa. I will carry it and I'll carry everyone's things. And I wanna capture all of the moments because you just don't know when something awesome is gonna happen. So you have to be ready. Sometimes as we're transitioning or as you're posing. Like I wasn't doing that as much here cause I couldn't hang it on my neck because they told me I had to stop. But normally I hang my camera on my neck and I'll be posing. And then I noticed that like over here, the little ones giggling or doing something amazing and I'll go over it really quick and shoot that and then continue to post. So you never wanna put your camera away. You always have to be ready for these really great moments. And every moment in between. They're always happening. Always, always. This is family. There is not another dynamic that is more connected, that is more complicated, that has more opportunities for this kind of photo. So you just have your eyes open, okay. Capture what you feel. For me, this is something that I feel, I know exactly what that feels like to have my hand on my little one's head. So that's just me. You may not have felt that, but whatever it is that you feel, capture it every moment in between.