Photo Session Introduction
So we're in my office, and I know this doesn't quite look like the office on this side. We did make some arrangements. It probably looks a lot like everyone's office on that side. So, uh, we'll get toe what's happening over there in a minute. But what we're going to do today, we're gonna photograph my kids. Now, this is about quick home sessions. This is not necessarily about kid for Target Family course that applies to you. So some caveats. My Children are two and five. They might scream. They might say things like Poopy, and we're just gonna roll with that. I'm mostly saying this for me, cause shooting with my kids stresses me out like crazy. And I think that happens with a lot of photographers, whether it's shooting their kids or shooting their spouse or significant other or parents family. We tend to fulfill that cliche of the cobbler whose kids have no shoes, right? I mean, we all have that kind of mentality or situation, and you know, the most we do is when you take out our IPhon...
e and take some pictures and then we just let them die. They're so what? We're going to do today. We're going to shoot. We're going to edit and we're going to print and probably under 20 minutes now a couple of very important things whenever you are shooting, particularly with kids. But even with reluctant, significant others or family members, make sure that you get everything set up beforehand, much like when I'm on the wedding shooting with clients. I'm not letting my bride and groom or my couples stand there while I'm setting up lights and testing. I'm gonna go ahead and do that ahead of time. Nobody wants to sit there. They just get more frustrated or more self conscious and impatient. So get everything set beforehand. Number to tip. Have them doing something now for kids. This is, you know, we've got Plato here and it'll be great. But there's a reason you wanna have them doing something aside from when there Children. It's just distracting, and hopefully we'll get some natural expressions. And even with adults, the last thing you want to do is like, OK, picture time, sit down and smile and look natural. It just doesn't work like that. So, even for adults having some kind of activity where they can be a little bit more relaxed, more natural. You will get candid shots that are a little bit more actually candid because you're not guiding them so much. You're just having them do something that they normally dio. And then, of course, overall any time that you were photographing at home don't have expectations, you know, a photo shoot. As a professional photographer, we tend to think in our heads. Well, okay, I'm hired to do this job. I have to do this job and I have to get these images, but that's not what you're doing here. Here. You're not being hired. You don't want to have those expectations. Instead, you just want to capture what's happening. So I think I just talked myself off the ledge. Okay, It's but that's what's gonna happen when they come in here. I'm not going to even talk to you guys that much. You're just gonna watch the photo shoot happen? As it happens,