I got everything set up. The kidlets were in the cute outfits I had picked out for them. I had the lighting and background just right. I had checked and rechecked the settings on the camera. Ready, set, ACTION!
Ok, so action was not really what I wanted. I just wanted beautiful, story telling images of my children in this great studio setting I had created. And that required my children to be on the set, not dismantling my camera. I discovered how difficult it can be to photograph your own children. Other people’s children LISTEN to me and they don’t cling to me...they may cling to their mom but I am not trying to pry their fingers off of my skirt.
With a few bribes and threats, I managed to get the kids to do what I wanted and Neil just told me the image below from this session is his favorite that I have ever taken. He swears it isn't prejudice!
Do you want to know how to get better photographs of your own children? I will be sharing a few tips in my next post.