Portraits: Khai

You photograph one, then you have to photograph the other.

I have to say though, I think my kids are teaching me a valuable lesson here. Don’t be so quick to judge mummy.

My son was a breeze to photograph (I think it’s an age thing) and at one point, his sister was shouting the same instructions I was when photographing her and if he wasn’t listening, I would get a tap on my shoulder, “Mummy, Khai is not putting his legs down.” Ahhh…I think I have an assistant in the making.

And, when I was chimping, Khai would shout at me to take his picture as he was ready for his next pose. These kids of today, I tell you! 😑

Anyway, here are my eldest best shots from his shoot. I am actually pleased with them seeing as I had just woken up and I was still in my pyjamas when I did these.

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Bonus image of the siblings together

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Am I on to something here? What do you think?

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Portraits: Makena

It is winter here in the U.K. and in London, it just gets cold, wet and windy.

On this day, the sun came out to play, but it was just too chilly to go outside. So, I decided to take advantage of all that light that was streaming into our home and photograph my youngest. This was a good way to kill time before the school run and to also test my levels of patience when it comes to photographing kids. I just have a feeling that when it comes to your own and you don’t do this kind of thing, it becomes a nightmare scenario. Or is it just me?

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All I can say, I am actually happy with the final images despite the challenge of getting a 3-year-old to sit still and listen to posing instructions.

Photographers who deal with kids, you are my new heroes.

The big question here is, if you photograph children, how do you make them listen to you?

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Simply Aayan

My son has a playmate and when they are together, they have this love-hate relationship. It’s always exciting to watch how children interact and I always forget to have my camera ready.

Not on this occassion, when my friend and her son came to visit. This time I was ready, but I soon realised, photographing children takes ALOT of patience.

At the end of it all, when you look at the results……you get one gem.

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Aayan – I love this boy. He is just like a son to me.

Here is to more portraits….