Archive for 'Tweens and Teens'
I met Isla and her family in the Maboneng district in Johannesburg today for their family photoshoot. I had a blast . The shoot started on the streets in Maboneng, and then we drove to a building in Newtown where we finished the photoshoot on a rooftop overlooking the city at sunset!
It was Isla and Nadiem’s wedding anniversary yesterday, so this shoot was to be partly a celebration for them. Isla also said when they arrived that the kids hadn’t had a photoshoot before. Well, it didn’t take long for the boys to all relax and then we all had some fun.
It’s Ethan’s bar mitzvah in a few months time, so in preparation, we met up today for his portrait shoot. Ethan is mad about sport… particularly cricket, soccer and boxing, so the photoshoot was organised around these sports.
The photoshoot was done at Wanderers Cricket Stadium, where he plays for the Northern Gauteng team.
We had a lot of fun playing cricket and soccer (or rather he played with his parents while I took photos) and then we did the more serious photoshoot Those photos will be posted after his barmi, but in the meantime… here are the action/lifestyle photos
Extended family shoots are always so much fun. There are always plenty people to keep kids distracted and happy. There are always a wide variety of kids ages… in this family the kids ranged from 2 to 16… which keeps me completely on my toes. This means I have to think about catching up with little kids and posing them, as well as more appropriate poses for teenagers… and of course not forgetting all the adults.
Today’s family photo shoot was a LOT of fun. We went from running through the fields of cosmos, to sitting in long grass, standing under trees, climbing on rocks… to posing against graffiti walls
Markus and Silke got a voucher for a family photoshoot as a wedding present two years ago and we finally got dates organised, and they drove all the way from Pretoria for their shoot which happened yesterday afternoon in Johannesburg.
The park was magnificent yesterday (the cosmos flowers were even in bloom which surprised me a little), and the weather perfect, so I took far too many photos and had a really hard time choosing a few for my blog post
Little 2 year old Moritz took a while to get warmed up to the idea of the shoot, so I started with his sister Nasrin… and he soon started smiling and posing. In fact while we were in the veld, he got quite upset that I was taking photos of his sister and mom and not him
I had a ball I love families that have teens as well as little kids because I get to do such varied shots in short spaces of time.
I met Josh and his family at Soccer City just over a month ago, to do his portrait photoshoot in anticipation for his bar mitzvah (which was last night). The photos from the shoot were used to design a guest book for the simcha, and they were also used in the decoration of the hall.
What an amazing location for a photoshoot!! The light was amazing, and I had a blast in the space.