It’s quite daunting when your friend, who is an amazing photographer, asks you to capture some family photos for her. However, I love Sheryn to bits so there was NO way I’d refuse her request because of a few little nerves. Thankfully we were doing family photography before Sheryn’s birthday party so we both partook in a few cheeky beverages to help us both relax before the big shoot.
Yes, we photographers get nervous too! Particularly when doing family photography for dear friends who have teenagers! Most people think photographing toddlers is hard work but it’s the teenagers that are terrifying! They usually have far more interesting things to do besides having their photos taken (although teens are famous for the selfie) and teens like the family photography session to be quick, painless and over as soon as possible. It’s the reason I haven’t any recent family photos of my own kids!
We Rocked The Family Shoot!
However, Sheryn’s kids were amazing and we totally rocked the shoot! They knew these photos were important to their Mum and they were all super co-operative during the session. Their only request was it be super-fast, relaxed and a fun shoot. As Sheryn is lucky enough to have a fabulous space behind her home, we all just strolled out the backdoor. We wandered around, had a few laughs, chatted to the neighbour’s dogs and laughed at the photo-bombing horse who refused to be left out of photos.
It was super-quick, the kids were happy and soon returned to doing all the fun things teens like to do 🙂
The shoot was also really special as Sheryn’s parents, who live in New South Wales, hadn’t seen Sheryn for months due to COVID restrictions. So it was somewhat of a family reunion from across the border. And of course photographing Sheryn and her partner Gav was so easy! These two are the sweetest couple and are always so in-tune and relaxed with each other. So capturing some loved-up photos of them was easy.
Sheryn is a photographer, so I know she understands and appreciates just how special family photography is.
As Sheryn says: “Life is to be celebrated and moments are to be captured.”
I couldn’t agree more. Thank you for trusting me with your family photos. I hope they’re everything you wished for.
I asked Sheryn to share her thoughts on why family photography is so important…and here’s what she says:
Sheryn’s Family Photography
Why Family Photos are Important
About Alison Cooke Photography – Family Photography Brisbane
Alison is an Brisbane photographer with over 20 years experience photographing weddings, people and families. If you’re looking for a family photographer to capture genuine, candid and authentic portraits of your family get in touch here. Alison is an award-winning member of the AIPP.
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