“Mum, that was so much fun! Can we do it again next weekend?” Who would expect to hear these words escape from a young girl’s lips after we wrapped up her family photography session?
How absolutely satisfying for me to know that this family of four so enjoyed the whole experience of being photographed - getting dressed in their favourite outfits, their trip into the city, discovering secret Melbourne with it’s historic buildings and stunning parks, sharing laughter and stories and in the end having great photographs with which to recall it all.
I have to admit that I delight in seeing my clients through my camera lenses. I also enjoy showing them what it is that I see - their uniqueness and their connectivity with those they love and treasure.
Both Georgia and Chloe are involved with various forms of dance and are used to being photographed in their colourful costumes striking perfect poses. However, for their family portraits, they got to be more natural without their stage makeup and to simply be young girls having a genuinely good time.
An interesting thing happened for Yvette and Paul during their photography session when they spotted their wedding photographer from 20 years ago creating his magic with another couple. It was a thrill for them to wander over and reconnect with him.
The fun I share with my clients while I am preserving their memories is exactly why I am a photographer. They allow me to experience different places, capture their worlds creatively while sharing a couple of hours simply having a hoot of a time. What could beat that?!