There are so many reasons that families put off getting pictures done. Some are valid. Some are vain. And several are overcome-able if you are willing to see family portraits with a new perspective.
So, let me present the overcome-able case of the runner. You know if you have a runner. When you look at candid photos, your runner is almost always the blurred subject in the photo. His or her best best pictures are when they are asleep, because it is the rare instant that this child is not in motion.
You feel that you really want professional family photos which are an investment of time, of money and in your family. The desire grows within you to have professional images created, but so does the concern that you’re only going to end up with professional quality blurs of your runner. What do you do? When faced with an energetic child who is always on the move, good pictures aren’t hopeless so long as you are willing to re-frame your view.
That is, re-frame your view and trust your photographer. Select a photographer who can help open your mind and heart to lifestyle portraiture. Take a look at my day with Asher. Are you able to let go of traditional, camera focused images for the connected, intimate and emotional images of lifestyle photography? Could you embrace images such as these and feel the art and energy within them?
Asher is a young boy on the go. Provided with the perfect setting for adventure, Asher’s heart was infused with a desire to explore his environment. Children are so giving at this age and Asher is no exception. He was willing to share every discovery that he was making. He just wasn’t willing to stand still for very long. So, how do I handle photographing an active toddler, child or beast?
I let them be who they are. I seek to capture the nuances and details and most of all, the emotion of the child at play. So, if you are wanting family pictures but are concerned because you have an active child. . . maybe even a runner, if you can embrace images like Asher’s, then don’t hesitate to schedule family pictures. Just be sure you hire a photographer who is able to embrace your child’s verve and energy. And be wiling to let go of your vision of traditional images for the gift of lifestyle portraiture. Want to know more? Drop a comment below. Have a story to share about your own active sprite? Share it now. I would love to hear from you!