Unconventional outdoor winter portraits of a brother and sister, siblings who are complete opposites in personality but share an amazing love for each other. I love taking sibling portraits in winter time as it offers a different lighting and dimension to airy summer shoots. Mia loves to be photographed whereas Jack finds it more awkward and you only get a few seconds to capture what you want. It's a challenge, but a challenge I love! Between guessing the age of the ruins locations where I shot these photos and asking Jack to give Mia a kiss, I captured some shots I'm proud of.
What's in a kiss? Well, the truth about this kiss is that Jack said "I'm not actually going to kiss Mia, I will just pretend" - and that, is how we got this kiss shot. Compromise with the kid. Then I wanted to get a close up head shot of Mia wearing her flower crown and she was happy to oblige. The results speak for themselves. I adore this next shot of Mia.
The best thing about kids is they are so inquisitive and I love to use that in my photography sessions. I always take books, flowers, old vintage cameras for props and the old camera is always a favourite with the kids. They love to check out how it works comparing it to a modern day smart phone and ask where the photo is they just took? I love capturing kids of today trying to take photos with cameras of old. It feels so magical to me.
Finally, I wanted some wide shots but it started to spit with rain and the kids were cold, so we got this 'moody' portrait of them both below, but I still like it.