TIMELESS MEMORIES PORTRAITS: MIDLAND BASED PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
When photographing families with small children (between 4 and 10ish), I generally try to warm up to the kids right off the bat. Telling them that they are in charge, asking who their favorite hero or princess is, showing them pictures I’ve taken on my camera, giving them a “job”, and anything I can to get them to warm up and not be shy. I tell them corny jokes, ask if they are in their 20s or married, ask about their spouse, stuff that will get them laughing, looking at me like I’m crazy, and opening up. At this point they generally will begin talking nonstop like we are best friends or avoiding me like the plague.
Parents tend to forget about themselves when it comes to needing portraits to hang on the wall. I always try and include them as a couple as well as with their children. How long has it been since you had a couple’s portrait that portrays the love you still feel for each other? See what I mean?
You will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a Timeless Memory Portrait.