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Kids Christmas PhotosIts hard to call what I do a job when you get to have fun and create so much laughter with kids on a daily basis.  These 2 were no exception – infectious smiles and silly giggles – it was a great session!  Thanks for letting me create some portraits that I hope will make you smile every time you see them ;-).  The full gallery can be found here.

 
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Family portrait Photographer in AdelaideSaturday afternoon I got tot spend time with this beautiful family.  I’m normally crawling around on the ground chasing the odd toddler, but for this session I got to enjoy the company of these great kids!  Thanks for being great sports and jumping around like crazy people at times – I had a blast.  All the photos can be seen in our gallery.

 
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Adelaide family portrait photography Childrens portrait photographer AdelaideAfter a week of wet wintery weather the sun made a welcome appearance yesterday for a portrait session in the gardens.  To view all the images from the session, please see our family portrait gallery.

 
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Family portraits in the park AdelaideIt may have been cold (ok, really cold and icy) and a bit wet in Adelaide today but come 4pm the sun broke through giving us that magic afternoon light we photographers chase.  Thanks Andrew & Grace to allowing me to photograph your family, I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.  All the images from the session can be viewed in the online gallery.

 
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Family photography Kids photography studio Adelaide Kids portrait photography Professional portrait photographer in AdelaideAnother beautiful Saturday morning spent in Adelaide’s park lands creating portraits – I can’t really call it a job, its too much fun!  I have families visit me from many places but this family traveled all the way from Pinnaroo, SA  for a session.  There is always lots of fun to be had swinging from branches, running down hills and exploring the parks.  Thanks for letting me spend some time with the four of you, I had a blast!  All the images from the session can be found in our family portrait gallery.

 
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Family portrait photographer in Adelaide Adelaide family photography in the parkI had a whole heap of fun on Sunday with this gorgeous family!  It took a bit of warming up but who doesn’t love throwing leaves around in the park and running down hills at top speed!  It’s been an amazing few weeks in Adelaide for family photography – Autumn this year has been fantastic, I think its safe to say that we caught the tail end of the beautiful Autumn weather for this session.  Thanks so much for having me along to capture the amazing smiles and giggles – I hope to do it again for you soon.  The full gallery can be found here.

 
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Child Portrait Photographers Kids photography AdelaideThe Botanic Gardens in Adelaide are changing colours by the day at the moment.  It was an early start today for some photos, but well worth it!  A beautiful family and a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning.  Thanks for letting me photograph the three of you, I hope you enjoy your images in the gallery.

 
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Family portraits in the park

Family portrait photography Adelaide  Professional Kids PortraitsWhat an amazing family portrait session!  I had a great time this morning with this wonderful family in Adelaide Botanic Gardens.  Smiles all round from the kids and a whole lot of fun.  Dad giving awesome wizzy dizzy’s, leaves everywhere to throw in the air.  I just had to keep a 3 year old from the temptation of rolling down the hill with wet grass!

Thanks for letting me spend some time with you today, I hope you enjoy your portraits as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.  The full gallery can be found here.

 
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Studio portrait photographers Adelaide

Having kids in the studio is loads of fun, BUT you have to be quick!  Its a little different from photographing outdoors as you have lots to distract and entertain kids “in the wild”.  Photographing pre school children in the studio means you have to be prepared well in advance for the session and be prepared for anything.  For some children, they may never have been photographed with all the big lights – for some this creates a great deal of interest, for others is daunting.  I like to demystify the “equipment” for kids at the beginning of the session by showing them what it does while having fun, asking silly questions and sometimes wearing something stupid on my head….whatever it takes to get genuine smiles!

Studio portraits are all about creating spontaneous moments and not “over posing” children.  Getting them to do something silly and anticipate the  giggles and laughter that follow is what I’m after to create great kids portraits.  Kids portrait sessions are always fun and light hearted and at all costs I avoid 3 words – no, smile and cheeeese.  These words end in over posed, fake smiles that just don’t cut the mustard and in some cases tears.  When a child forces a smile they use a completely different set of facial muscles to a real and natural smile.

Keeping the session moving quickly is important, if something is not working, I like to move on and engage in something the child enjoys.  Being silly during a session works.  I’m sure there are many parents out there that think I’m a nutter after the session, but all of that pales into insignificance when they fall in love with their family portraits.  Getting the kids chatting about something they love and then throwing in a random silly question gets them having a great time.  For younger children, I often have my camera helper (Mr. Frog) who sticks his tongue out and makes silly sounds – he has earnt his keep over the years!

Kids in the studio are great and at the end of the day it doesn’t matter where you have a portrait session as long as everyone has fun and great portraits are made!

 
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Adelaide Portrait Photographers Professional portrait photographers AdelaideSaturday the weather was perfect for my family portrait sessions in Adelaide.  Thanks for all your smiles and giggles Charlie!  The full image gallery can be found with all our family portraits here.