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Family photoshoot Northern Beaches
Ever wondered what drives your child’s behavior? makes them feel worried or excited, sad or happy? sure, there are a lot of possible reasons, but the main one that forms their core behavior is YOUR OWN BEHAVIOR. Exciting, isn't it?
I remember how I met Yuna and Vitaliy for the first time. Straight away you feel surrounded by the positive energy of this family. They are both calm, happy, enjoy spending time with each other and with their little one - baby Lia. She takes after them – calm and absolutely lovely. She stayed patient during the photo shoot, always smiling naturally and enjoying the process. Looking at her parents, I understand why she behaves like that. These kind of kids are very easy to work with.
We have worked with a lot of kids, all with their different characters - ones that are super shy, the ones that can't sit still for even one moment and so on. We have special treats and know how to make them laugh and look natural on camera - you can totally rely on us. But I would like to share some advice, based on my experience working with kids during photo shoots and attentively catching the pieces of wisdom from their parents.
Your reaction when the kid is acting up is a great parenting tool because no matter how strong the connection is between you and your child, they are learning from you – about relationship, emotions, reactions and how to be happy. So, the best way to prepare your child for a photo session is not to make a big deal about it. Treat it as a family fun day with games, dress-ups and sweets. Photographers are not just a strangers with a cameras, we are part of the fun program.
Honestly, we don't need your kids to be well behaved during the session, we need them to be themselves. Relaxed and enjoying the process. The same goes for you too. Easier said than done, right? Most of people feel a little bit tense in front of the camera. You are not alone. For that reason we have the first 15 minutes of the photo shoot, so you can relax and be shy for all 15 minutes. And then..... time to shine! Or actually time to forget that there is a camera around and just enjoy yourself and your family.
Remember that even the camera can see if you are worried, and also your baby. So let's enjoy a family day photo session in Sydney. And I can guarantee your images will be exactly how you want them. Unique, candid, real.
Centenial park photo session - Three generations of beauty
Every mom has been a girl and a daughter herself. That is why she understands her baby girl`s needs, wishes, the way she thinks and behaves. But understanding does not ensure the confidence in how to raise a kid to be assertive, well-rounded self even through the tricky years of being a teenager.
Recently we have made a photo shoot of a beautiful family with girls in three generations - Rosa, Natalia, Milana, Emilia. All four of them are incredible and absolutely charming. Inspired by these four great women I decided to share with you the pieces of advice that I gathered - through more than 10-years experience of photo shooting families - from admirable moms who have raised confident and happy girls themselves:
Encourage your kid to stand for herself and her opinion. If another kid is being mean to her she should know that she should express her position about that and do not swallow the offense. The best way to do that is by telling about that: “I don't like how you are talking to me”.
A lot of parents know how important it is to compliment a child. But not all of them understand that general compliments don't work. Instead of “You are smart” tell “You read this book really quickly!” or “Your memory is unbelievable!”. And please, make the praise real - notice her personal progress and improvements instead of comparing her with other kids. For example, “Wow, you are running faster than in previous month”.
Encourage responsibility and competence. If your daughter asks for help with chores or homework encourage her to work on it herself a little bit more. Inspire her to face the obstacles and move forward.
These are three great pieces of advice that would really help you to raise your daughter happy and confident.
We are family photographers in Sydney and would really enjoy making a great photo shoot for you and your family. The location where we shot these pictures is Centennial Park which highlights the natural beauty of Rosa, Natalia, Milana, Emilia. Gorgeous headpieces were created by Rosella Floral Designs. And all the dresses were handmade by Rosa.