As much as I loooove wedding photography, I have to say that family photography is so much less stressful. If the weather doesn’t want to play along, you just reschedule. If the kids are sick, or you are, or the parents are, you just reschedule. The parents are usually the most stressed, because they are terrified the sprogs aren’t going to behave. The kids act up to the camera, and it makes doing family photography so much fun, and so easy. When the parents realise they can’t control the kids, they start chilling out… and of course the kiddies will be encouraged to run amock by yours truly. This family shoot reminded me of another one I did with the Barbours.
Snapping the Groblers wasn’t any different. Emma was on the verge of her first birthday, and you could see she had some attitude. Seth was just out of his skin. Totally. I started thinking he must’ve sneaked a Red Bull earlier. This just played right into my hands. Everything was falling into place: the light was flowing like butter, and I was filling up flash-cards. Loving it.