Today’s Photos are from a recent Autumn family portrait session that took place at the Nara Peace Park, along Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin.
There is plenty of space for the kids to run around, climb trees and explore the wonderful structures at the Nara Peace Park.
It was a late afternoon session, so I recommended a jumper or light jacket to keep warm. The setting sun on our backs and some walking also kept everyone warm and comfortable.
As always, the kids dictated what we did and how long the session lasted.
The session went for just over 90 minutes. Not bad considering the girls had gone to a birthday party earlier in the day.
A game of “Simon Says” always works to get kids (and big kids) relaxed and engaged. It’s all about having fun and keeping the kids entertained and helps them forget about the camera.
Simon says “pull Dad’s ear!”, followed by dad saying NOOOOOO!!!!! And of course the kids ignored his plea! The result is a candid moment of Dad & his girls playing and laughing.
You can image the above photo as a large wall print or canvas in the girls’ room.
It might not seem like it, but the above photo was posed. But not in the traditional sense.
I simply placed Dad and his girls in pleasing light. Then I merely gave them a helping hand by giving a little direction: pull Dad’s ear or jump on Dad.
The result is a natural looking photo that doesn’t look posed .
Looking at the camera and smiling is boring. I much prefer natural instead of everyone still as a statue and smiling.
We were apprehensi
ve about our shoot but Mike made us feel so relaxed and almost like he wasn’t there. We were able to be ourselves and the photos are beautiful. Thanks so much for the lovely memories. – Del
Most people would think it’s too cold in Canberra for a portrait session in Autumn or even Winter. Surprisingly, if you wear a couple of layers and pick the right time of day, it can be very comfortable.
Plus when you’re having fun with the family, you forget about excuses like that!
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