If you've ever booked me before you'll know I send out a questionnaire to each client before their booking in order to get a 'feel' for each family and what they would really like out of their session. I actually get a little buzz when I get each of these through email, it's a little exciting to find out what everyone is after and who I will meet next! Lisa's comment on the end of her questionnaire was that she just wanted to have FUN FUN FUN, and so I knew in advance that this was a session where we could relax and have fun with it until we got all the shots I felt we needed. I have seriously had a great time meeting really great clients through the local Surf Coast Baby & Kids market, and Lisa was one of those who signed up to one of my Mini Shoot comps and got a runner up prize. The session date ended up landing on a day of perfect weather in Barwon Heads, so we really did get the opportunity to move around and take our time. Again, some of you who have booked me for a family session previously might have realised I am pretty hopeless about checking how long we've been shooting for, and so it's no surprise that we finally finished up the session at almost 6pm!
Little Nathan has the most beautiful eyes, so I knew he'd be very photogenic, but we just couldn't get the little guy to smile! I'm sure he had us both bouncing around and being silly for a good hour! I tried every trick in my mental bag! Every now and then he'd flash his beautiful little smile and so we did end up with a whole variety of expressions, even a few where he looked like he was trying out for a job as a tiny male model!
I also admit that one of my favourite parts of a family session is capturing a mother and child together and so loved that Lisa felt it was really important to be IN the photos. I totally understand that some people hate being in front of the camera, but some of these images will just mean so much to bubs when they grow up, and so much to mum, when her little boy is no longer able to be carried around and kissed at whim.
Anyway, here are the images, enjoy! Was lovely to meet you both and your beautiful products are on their way!
NatalieM Photography is a Photographer based in Ocean Grove, Victoria and services Geelong, the Surf Coast, the Bellarine Peninsula & South East Melbourne as well as any other surrounding area if I'm in the mood! (just kidding, when I have TIME!)