This blog begins with an image of a family that gave me the biggest reminder of why I love my career! One Saturday morning I met this family at the Singleton Showground for a 1 hour session. Its always nice to meet a family excited as these guys to have their images taken. Heather (Mum) had booked with me prior and turned up first with her partner. Next was her son Nathan and his partner Annie and followed the next car to pull up with Daughter Abby and partner Brad. Now that everyone was here on site and ready for the session it was time to get the ball rolling.
BEFORE we even started Nathan asked me if he could have an individual shot of just himself pulling the all mighty 'Blue Steel' look as mastered by Zoolander. This was a good start to the day! I could instantly get an idea of the personalities of these guys. I knew at this point I was in for an interesting and very entertaining day. I knew I could challenge this family to push outside their comfort zones with activities in order to get some beautiful images.
I have a very big passion for making people feel comfortable and excited to pose infront of that intimidating lens. But today my job was made super easy! We started with basic activities for the group and then worked towards breaking off into combinations to cover everyone in each shot. Everyone cooperated beautifully with laughter, smiles and great enthusiasm.The feeling of capturing this family still stays with me today at this very minute as it makes me giddy, excited and happy all at the same time!
After covering all the basic comination family shots, we began with the couples. Now.... Nathan and Annie.... Holy Moly what a laugh! If there's ever been a couple to make me laugh everytime I held up my camera it was this pair! I situated these two right next to some stinky horse sh*t and encouraged them to push each other to the point that one of them would end up in the sh*t. Without hesitation they began the battle. How did those images turn out? Well..
Next we come to another group shot. There was a bunch of white fences set in the ground forming a small yard for a horse. It was empty so we decided to break into this yard and have these guys sit up on the fence all together McLeod's daughter's style. The prep for this photos was a laugh in itself as the girls climbed the fence in the most delicate manor.
And so we end this blog with a special thank you to the Mcrae Family for contributing so much effort into their session and truely making one photographer feel very blessed and honoured to be working in such an amazing industry where lets be honest work is not work. Its all fun and games and most importantly its all about making those memories while I the artist capture those memories in a way that tells a story for years to come. While I captured your story on this very day... You created one for me to tell everyone about!