It’s that time of year again. You know the one: holiday photo time. One thing I’ve learned is that the more relaxed and comfortable I am during a shoot, the people I’m photographing will be the same way. I give direction but I like to have fun, too and I tell them to do the same. I use humor during my shoots, always. If I can make them laugh, that’s half the battle, and once that starts, everyone involved is having a good time, myself included. I love it even more when it shows in my photos, like the one above.
When the boys and their dad sat down for this photo, I snapped a few ‘proper’ photos and then told them to have fun and to do whatever they wanted. Before the boys could do anything, dad reached around and covered their mouths, his expression -and theirs – priceless. Nothing brings me more joy than knowing that they were comfortable enough to ‘let go’ and just have a good time. What a gift, for both myself and them.
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