The week before this, we attempted this shoot at Tallebudgera Beach. Here, I was bested by twin 8 year olds and treacherous (or so I was told!) waves. We managed to get a few cool arty sunshiney daddy-daughter shots but we called it a day when it wasn’t fun anymore. Cue – one of my fav. parks in Jimboomba. Horses, cherry tomato groves, bridges, creeks and that famous west side Brisbane sun – and not an ocean in sight!
I frequently get enquiries from families, worried about how their child’s autism/mood/behavioural disorders will impact the shoot. It’s not a question I can answer, because only you know your children, and how they will respond to a stranger with a camera, but I’ll let you in on a secret – I raised a daughter on the spectrum, before being diagnosed myself. There’s literally no family situation that you could throw at me that I would not show up to with my whole heart. As long as we all manage our expectations, the results will be a beautiful, and honest, and real.
Which, in my opinion is what all family photography should be about.
P.S That light #amiright