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Cosy Winter Photoshoot Tips

Creative Winter Photo Shoots

The last few days it has been freezing. When I schedule family shoots, it is always something to consider if we are shooting outdoors. No one wants to get sick after a photoshoot. So if you are hiding from the cold like me, perhaps consider a cosy indoor photo shoot with your family.

According to my google dictionary, cosy refers to warmth and shelter especially in a small space; “a cosy nook near the fire”; “snug in bed”; “a snug little apartment”...

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So let’s get cosy

 

  • Dress the part – not a lot of people are happy when they are freeing.
  • Combine textures – it creates beautiful images.
  • Wear layers that you can peel off if you getting a bit warmer.
  • Keep the kids moving – it will help to keep everyone warm.
  • Find a small but warm spot in or around your home.

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Items that come in handy during your shoot:

  • Blankets are great for adding textures, keeping you warm and adding a splash of colour to your colour pallet.
  • Tissues to keep those little noses from running away.
  • Hot chocolate or coffee to drink during your shoot.
  • Why not add your pets too – they are normally up for a cuddle in colder weather.

As long as everyone is warm, you will be able to have fun and I will capture beautiful moments of your family.

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The Girl With The Camera

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Taking pictures of children

Tips for taking pictures of your children

Any one that has children and animals in the same photo would know that it’s not an easy task to get them all to look at you, smile and look natural, while mom is pulling the dog off dad’s shirt and dad is clamping the boys between his legs, in an attempt to keep them still for the picture.

So my solution to this is – let them be. Let them be who they are. There aren’t many children I’ve met before that are great with sitting dead still for long periods of time. So I let them run around, play with their toys and even get dirty. I like to get the natural shots when they are tackling each other and dad is just shaking his head. Or that shot when you are not realising I am taking a photo. Those are the great shots.

Tips to take natural photos of your children:

  • Get down on their level
  • Use an environment that is child-friendly
  • Use a fast shutter speed for the active children
  • Take photos when they are rested and not hungry
  • Incorporate their toys that will keep them occupied and happy
  • Relax and have fun while taking photos

Enjoy the time spent with your children – Every moment is a memory!

The Girl With The Camera

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