Capturing Genuine Expressions | St. Augustine Photographer
Hey All! Hoped you liked the first day of the blog series! I just love Molly and all she has to say. Today we are graced with Kelly Rodriguez who is here to talk about capturing genuine expressions. Enjoy!
I get my clients comfortable prior to my sessions; I’m a “Tell it like it is” Woman!!!
If I’m shooting an engagement couple, I tell the woman to let the man of the house drink a beer before our session so he can relax (most men aren’t in the best moods when it comes to pictures and posing). I tell them to wear clothing which they feel fabulous in and most clients listen to those instructions. I usually share some personal funny stories of myself and my family and I always seem to capture a look that I was searching for.
If I’m shooting toddlers or a family with little ones, I let them explore the surroundings. A child's attention span is little, so warming up to them is needed even if you spend a couple minutes asking them questions. Since parents know their children best, I am always open for bribing. I carry knick knacks in my bag which consists of a kazoo and other crazy shenanigans which make children happy. After I take a few shots of the children, I allow them to come over and see the picture I took. Letting children explore and play with their family is the best way to capture the best expressions. Never forget with young children that patience is a must.
The key for capturing expressions is to be yourself and get to know your clients. Remember, you are shooting memories so have fun doing what you love.
Kelly Rodriguez is the artist of Lu Lu Blush Photography. A California girl at heart; whom adores her family, loves the artistry of photography, & has the hunger to travel around the world. She specializes in maternity, newborn, child, family, & senior portraiture. ***Blog due in January 2014***
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