If you read my post, The Curse of the Professional Photographer, then you know why I don’t bring my camera with me when I go out and why I usually photograph my kids with my iPhone. Sad, isn’t it?
Well, last night, I took my 3-year old monkey out for a real photoshoot.
It was an impromptu styled shoot that I threw together by grabbing things as I went out the door. How’s that for planning?
If you are a parent, you’ll know what I mean when I say that photographing my own kids is THE hardest to photograph!
With that said, I feel giddy about this shoot because it shows Ava’s personality really well.
This girl loves to dance, laughs really easily, and has a great imagination. I am so in love with her.
How is a Styled Shoot different than a Lifestyle Shoot?
A styled shoot for children/families operates pretty much the same as a regular lifestyle session, except that there is set-up work involved. The kids would be able to play as they normally would, but the “styled” part of it provides them with an activity, which brings everyone together AND gives your shoot a theme.
I am so inspired by styled shoots. If you are a client with an upcoming shoot, please don’t hesitate to run ideas by me. Together, we can come up with something that is fun and fitting to your group.