When Hannah turned one, we had been looking for a photographer to take nice portraiture shots of her. We had gone to a kids photo studio when Ethan turned one the last time, but that photo studio had already moved.
We were still hunting for a photographer, when our friend Linda, who’s a freelance photographer, very kindly offered to take the photos for us. We also wanted some family shots and of course, of Mr Bulat (aka Ethan) himself.
Now, if you don’t already know, family and kids’ portraiture shots are quite difficult to take and need a lot of patience and time, both from the photographer and from the *objects being photographed*. This is because kids lose their focus easily and might not be at their best behaviour at all times. And knowing my kids and how active they can get, we were prepared for a *highly energized* session, … which was what we got.
It was a Saturday morning in late May, and we planned on taking some shots indoors in our home, just to allow the kids to relax and be themselves, and then adjourning downstairs to the pool area. However, it started RAINING just as Linda walked in, so we had to make do with indoor shots for most part of the morning, with the earlier shots taken of Ethan and Hannah in their jammies
Ethan warmed up immediately (which was so unlike him) whilst Hannah took a little while to *get into the mood*. And with whatever *props* we found at home, we tried to make the session as lively and as entertaining as possible. We only went downstairs to the pool around noon, and because it had been raining the whole morning, it wasn’t that hot.
And I’d like to add that Linda was such a sport and took so many many many photos, of everything we did, and of everything that happened. It was a delightful (but Pete said *tiring*) session and I loved every second of it.
Linda recently passed us the photos and they are awesome! I love all the shots she managed to capture, and they all looked simply amazing!
Here is a preview of our Family Portraiture shots … I’m experimenting with Windows Live Movie Maker and decided to compile some of the shots into a short movie-presentation…
You can see the rest of the filtered shots here. For the entire collection on DVD, please make a viewing appointment and come view it at our house, okay? Thanks again Linda, for creating these wonderful memories!