Meet the beautiful Isla – those golden curls and big blue eyes, not to mention the infectious personality. Isla spent some time with me yesterday in Botanic Park for her family portrait session with mum and dad. Photographing kids is always lots of fun, you never know where a session will take you. Most children love running and exploring (code for finding muddy puddles), there are trees to climb, leaves to collect and as a photographer I love capturing the curiosity and excitement. Every child is different and each and every one will find something new, exciting and interesting to play with. I love capturing the purity and innocence of a child.
Some of my favourite images from sessions are those where children are so engaged in what they are doing, they forget there is even a camera present. Collecting a large pile of Autumn leaves with your brother and throwing them at each other is much more fun than smiling for a camera – any day! Isla needed no warming up for her session, she was happy to chat with me about anything and everything, a gorgeous confident little lady. Botanic park in Adelaide is always a favourite place for family photos, at the moment there is lots of lovely winter light shining through the trees that are ready to welcome spring and burst into life over the next few weeks. During our session yesterday there were patches of light that resembled portrait studio lighting. I love creating family photographs with outdoor light without having the drag the studio along.
From now until November, its a great time to get the kids out in the park and update the family photos – they always prove popular for Christmas presents as well. To see all the images from Isla’s session we would love you to visit our ever growing portrait gallery.