A Behind-the-Scenes Look: Embracing Fun and Togetherness in a Family Photoshoot in Auckland

Today I wanted to share a behind-the-scenes sneak peek into what goes on during one of our family photoshoots either in our studio in Tuakau, at your home, or anywhere within the wider Auckland, Pukekohe, and North Waikato area.

At Accent Photography, we believe that capturing those special moments with your loved ones should be about laughter, play, and genuine connection. So, get ready to dive into the heartwarming world of family photography, where stiff poses take a backseat to cherished memories.

Keeping it Real: The Relaxed Vibe

We know how important it is for families to be comfortable during a photoshoot. That’s why, when you step into our studio or choose an outdoor location, you’ll immediately sense the laid-back atmosphere we create. It’s not about picture-perfect perfection; it’s about authentic moments. We’re all about keeping things real and capturing the unique essence of your family.

From the get-go, our goal is to make you feel at home, ensuring that you and your loved ones are at ease. We’ll chat, laugh, tell bad dad jokes, and share stories, helping to break the ice and establish a connection that will shine through in your photographs. After all, your family’s dynamics are what make your unit truly special.

Embracing Play and Togetherness

We understand that kids, in all their spirited glory, can sometimes make photoshoots feel like a daunting task. But here’s the secret: We love working with children! Our approach isn’t about corralling them into stiff poses and hoping for the best. No, it’s about engaging with them in a way that captures their natural energy and curiosity.

When you prepare your little ones for the photoshoot, remember to frame it as a fun adventure. Tell them they’re going to hang out and play with Katrina. It’s not about being on their best behavior, but about being themselves. Encourage them to bring along their favorite toys or activities – things that make them light up. These cherished items can add a personal touch to the photos, making them even more memorable.

Tips for Preparing the Kids

  1. Talk About Katrina as a Friend: Introduce your photographer as a friend they’re going to meet who loves playing and taking cool pictures. This way, they won’t feel like they’re meeting a stranger.
  2. Casual Attire for Comfort: Dress your children in comfortable, everyday clothes that they love. This helps them feel more relaxed and less like they’re wearing a costume for a show.
  3. Snacks and Breaks: Bring along some of their favorite snacks and drinks. Our photoshoots are all about embracing natural breaks, allowing them to refuel and recharge while maintaining their energy and enthusiasm.
  4. Let Them Lead: During the shoot, let your kids take the lead. If they want to run around, explore, or play, that’s great! We’ll follow their lead and capture those spontaneous moments that showcase their personalities.
  5. Keep it Light and Fun: While we do want to capture some posed shots, our focus is on candid, joy-filled moments. Encourage your kids to engage in playful activities like tickling, piggyback rides, or even a friendly game of tag. Don’t make it into something they have to “behave for, or else!” That instantly puts a negative spin on the photoshoot and this experience should be fun for the whole family.

Check out a video from one of our recent photoshoots with the Penrose family.

At Accent Photography, we’re all about preserving the moments that truly matter. It’s not just about photos; it’s about the memories and emotions they evoke. We want you to look back on these images years from now and remember the laughter, the hugs, and the unguarded interactions that define your family.

As you engage in your family photoshoot, take a moment to step back and appreciate the love that binds you all together. Let the kids run wild, share jokes, and simply enjoy each other’s company. Our camera will be there to capture those genuine smiles, the curious glances, and the heartfelt connections that make your family unique.

From the relaxed atmosphere to the playful interactions, we’re all about capturing the essence of your family just as you are – real, candid, and utterly cherished.

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