Family Photography

Tips for Photographing Newborns

Photographing newborns is a joyous occasion and one that photographers shouldn’t take for granted. There are few things more special than capturing the beauty of a new bundle of joy that has recently entered the world. For all their volatility and unpredictable nature, newborns present photographers an incredible challenge. But with this challenge, photographers can be sure to push their skills to the limits. If you’re thinking about improving your newborn photography skills, consider these tips.      Patience and Confidence are Necessities So you’re probably thinking that babies aren’t able to identify confidence in a photographer. Regardless of whether they can or not, the more important aspect is that you’re able to connect with the baby in an emotional manner. A manner which brings out their happiness, or one which can soothe their worries. This is one of the hardest aspects in life for a parent, yet alone a… | Read the full article


Shooting Better Maternity Photos

Maternity photos are one of the best mediums to highlight the beauty that is pregnancy. The context is also quite a unique moment, as not only are you capturing the magnificence of an expecting mother, but you’re also responsible to portray the bundle of joy that will soon enter the world. In this sense, you’re working with a subject who is often shy and reserved about the appearance of their body at this time, and a subject who isn’t visible on camera. These considerations can make maternity photos a difficult challenge, but here are some words of advice to help the cause.     Understand What Your Client is Comfortable With Before you start a maternity session, you should work with the mother to understand her personality and what she is comfortable with. It goes without saying that the style of maternity shots can range considerably, but ultimately, you want… | Read the full article


Profiling Feature Photographer Natasha Lesonie

This is the start of a new series where we will be interviewing featured photographers and getting an insight into them and their photography. Today we start with the first person Natasha Lesonie.   My name is Natasha,  I am a portrait photographer. How long have you been taking photos? Why did you start?   I’ve been taking photos for 7 years. It started when my first baby was born. I was eager to catch every moment of her life, hands, the passion to the photography. I quickly realized that it’s not enough just to have a professional camera but it also important to study photography as an art. Little by little people started asking me to take photo of their families. Then I received a few requests from agencies and photo magazines who wanted to use my photos for commercial advertisement and even put them on cover pages. That… | Read the full article


Tips for Finding a Family Photographer

Family portraits are a great way to create memories for the rest of your life – and when they are passed down from generation to generation they are lovely to have as a sort of visual record of family members. Whether you want to find a studio or freelance photographer that specializes in family portraits, there are so many to choose from it could be hard to narrow down the options. Since you want your photographs to turn out beautifully, follow some of these tips when you start searching for a family photographer: Look through their portfolio – Studios and freelance photographers will have a portfolio of their past work, and it gives you a good idea of what they are specialized in – want photographs outdoors or looking for something fun and quirky? Get a feel for their work by what you see – and ask questions! While a freelance… | Read the full article