Family & children
Why family portraits are the most valuable asset you will ever own.
Why photographing family portraits mean so much to me as a photographer:
The worst day of my life was the day I woke up and realised all I had left of my family were the portraits we took of each other over the years.
I am in the unique position where as well as starting off with a small family, my entire immediate family have passed.
Both sets of Grandparents lived to a ripe old age through their eighties and early nineties.
Out of the following, the first portrait in the frame is the only time my family ever had professional portraits done. I was only 10.
It was my father who inspired my love for photography being he gave me my first camera when I was 16.
This is all I have left of my family, these precious memories. I I ask you, when you look through your family portraits what would find? Are you happy with the portraits you have or is it time to update the family album?
Below I also discuss The Fairy Princess experience that has been offered at LA Photography, a photography experience for girls that was directly inspired by the memory of my sister.
Family portraits with LA Photography:
Mum's, please consider the LA Photography studio as an extension of your lounge or living room. On the morning of your portrait session, from the moment you wake up forget the panic of arriving at the studio on time like all of your other commitments because you have to get all of you ready.
In fact, you can all arrive in your dressing gown if you like because at the studio you will all be taken care of with pampering makeovers and hair styling by a professional makeup artist, and a stunning wardrobe you have access to for women and girls. That should have just made your shoulders feel lighter hearing that!
You will see a variety of Cultures in my work. I have even worked with some family members who are unable to speak English including Lithuanian, German and Czech, in which case we simply muddled our way through it using sign language and gestures to achieve one goal: To create beautiful family portraits.
Some of my clients also have what some refer to as "disabilities" and I know how to work with clients who exhibit special "needs".
Family portrait sessions offered at LA Photography include:
~ Child/ children: Girls from 6 months and older also experience a makeover and hair styling in their portrait sessions and styling.
~ Newborn sessions: A "Newborn" session in photography is defined and limited to those babies who are 10 days or younger. Premi's are an exception who can be photographed as a Newborn up to the age of 3 weeks.
Babies over 10 days may not be photographed in "classic Newborn" poses. These classic Newborn poses can be achieved because the physiology of babies 10 days and younger is much softer and therefore more easily able to be moved. Certain poses are also not only uncomfortable but unsafe for babies over 10 da.
When booking sessions for babies with LA Photography, discusses ages and the types of imagery you would like to achieve is important. This will allow me to determine safe posing most suited to your child.
Cake smash sessions: I do love a good cake smash session! Cake smashes at LA Photography are offered for children who are aged 2 years and older. In my experience, children who engage in a cake smash session at one year are generally more interested in mum than a cake!
Scroll down for even more work under the slide show.
Portraits with pets: I do not do these enough! Small- medium animals maybe photographed at the studio. I am happy to come to you for Equine portraits.