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FAMILY PHOTOS 101

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ROBYN DAVIE
PHOTOGRAPHY

Hey! Thanks for visiting our blog and wanting to know a little bit more about what we get up to here at Robyn Davie Photography.

We created this online space to showcase our team's photographic work; but also to share tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your photo shoot with us.

We're also building up some fun content, in the form of chats and interviews with moms, and a few posts showcasing the best of Joburg - this city that we love so much!

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Wanna know what makes my photos so magical?

Well I'll tell ya!

BABY SHOOTS

They're heaps of fun, Find out why there's no reason to stress!

Top Eight Tricks for Perfect Family Photos

March 1, 2016

1. Don't look at the camera (too much!)

 

I'm here to capture gorgeous candid moments - look at your spouse, your kids, your friends and laugh and play and giggle. I'll let you know when I'm ready for you to look at me - and I'll be sure to cover all the possible combinations of posed pictures too!

 

 

2. Let the kids be kids

 

I love it when kids run and play and mess around! It makes for amazing photos! And I like to think I'm pretty darn good at reigning them back in when need be. Silly faces, autumn leaf throwing and bouncing on the bed all equals great genuine smiles and laughter!

 

 

3. Pay attention to the wardrobe guidelines

 

Nobody wants to look like a clone! Break out of the 90s blue-jeans-and-white-tee thing and rather give the family a colour theme to work around! Read up on my full post of wardrobe guidelines here.

 

 

4. Be aware of your kids moods/napping schedule

 

And let me know ASAP if you think it's best to reschedule because your little one is under the weather or may have a meltdown during the photo shoot! Trying to coax a smile out of a little munchkin who just wants to be in bed is tough! You know your kids best, just please give me as much advance warning as possible.

 

 

5. The best kind of props is no props at all

 

Besides from bubbles I've never wished that I had a prop on a family photo shoot! If you have hands for tickling and arms for cuddling then we are all set to go!

 

 

7. Be prepared for the winter chill

 

Family shoots in Autumn and Winter are great too! Read up about how to make the most of your chilly family session here (think hot chocolate, fireside chatting and cuddling in bed with storybooks!)

 

 

8. Live a little

 

Feeling a little stressed? I find there's nothing wrong with a bottle of wine or champagne to help ease the whole family into the photo shoot.

 

 

 

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