I must say, its a little bit daunting, putting something out there that you've written. This week I hit "publish" on a little e-guide that I've written, based on my experience photographing families and hearing all the fears from the mums when they arrive for their family portrait session.
"I'm so worried my youngest wont behave!"
" My husband doesn't want to be here"
"They're not very co-operative today"
"I wasn't sure what to wear"
This 5 page guide has lots of little tips and advice to help your family session run smoothly, and to help mums relax before the big day!
I asked my dad, who's the worlds' biggest grammar & spelling nazi, to proof-read what I'd written and ask if he had any advice. Of course he did a stellar job picking up on my errors, my very bad habit of over-using exclamation marks (!!) and condensing down anything too 'wordy' (I do like to waffle on a bit)... but my favourite comment from him was in regards to the photo that I'd used of myself.
He said - "I'm not sure about that picture of you... you look too... hairy"
Gee thanks dad.
If you'd like to grab a free copy of this guide, you can do so HERE!
I'd love to hear what you think (be kind!), or if you have any other tips to add!
Sam's family mini session at Tamborine was all about capturing the love and fun between grandparents and grandchildren... I knew that this family was not into posing or sitting still, so we aimed to create lots of interaction and love, with plenty of opportunity for cuddles, tickles and games to get everyone laughing!
Sam says "We had amazing photos from our grandparent and grandchild session down on Hilary's property. Not surprisingly the kids were not in the mood for a great deal of cooperation but the informal shots were nothing short of a miracle. It was so relaxed and Hilary just went with the kids chaos"
Some of my favourites from the day:
Hilary Hudson Photography. Natural Light Newborn and Families Photographer based in Tamborine, QLD. Australia.