This week’s Theme Thursday
I‘m not quite sure what my photographic style is.
I’ve worked at a Kiddie Kandids for 3 years now. While I love some of the posed looks, a lot of the time I’ll try to play with the kid(s) first and get a rapport with them. Then I’ll get some “traditional” shots
Caitlyn, 3 months
and some silly ones.
Caitlyn & Mommy, 3 months
The drawbacks of doing this are:
- it takes too much time, especially when we’re busy.
- we can only send over 6 pictures! That’s 6 individual poses. Not 8, 16 or 24 pictures, 6!
- I can only spend a total of 20 minutes per sitting. By the time you get to know the kid and what they’re like, the 20 minutes is done.
I think posed shot are good until the kid is 1. Caitlyn's 1 year picture
After that they don’t want to sit still, and once they are mature enough to sit still, the parents have drilled the “say cheese!” phrase into their mind. You’ll either get the horrible fake cheese smile,
I'm the freakishly tall one
or the silly/pouty
My cousin, J, being silly
Me not wanting my picture taken
“I’m not gonna smile for you” faces. Then of course the parents get frustrated with the kid, the kid senses it and starts crying and it just isn’t fun anymore.
I still love my job though! I love trying to get that wonderful shot of that real smile.
Michael LOVES his trains!
And make real memories (cue sappy music now).
On the other hand, I also am the self-proclaimed “Sneaky photographer”. I swear I didn't pose him! He honestly turned and smiled. That's why it's not in focus!
When I’m not at work, I don’t force people to look at the camera and “say cheese”. I try to get real smiles,
My brother, Timmy & Caitlyn (his niece and goddaughter)
natural expressions and feelings that capture the moment.
Vill's parent's cat as a kitty!
I think these are the ones I will eventually put on my wall. Along with the traditional sitting baby pose that I won’t let die!
I’m sure when I have kids (of course I’m thinking this NOW, who knows what I’ll think then) I will try to get some posed baby shots of them. I'll take way too many at home, get some good ones, go to Kiddie Kandids and get the traditional pictures and be happy.
I guess I do
know what my style is. These are my pictures I would love to frame and hang on my wall. There are others too, but they're not scanned into the computer.I'm sure you know this, but you can click on any picture to make it bigger
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