I photograph a lot of families, in a lot of different locations, the one thing I’m always on the look out for is the unscripted candid moment.
They happen naturally without any communication with the photographer.
The key is be ready, your focus has to be everywhere at once, always keep an eye on whats happening around you.
I’ll often brief mums and dads and let them know that if the kids run off and start playing randomly to let them go as this can provide a fantastic opportunity to get those fabulous shots.
Here’s another quick top tip… this is a tip that was passed onto me when I first started out a long long long time ago.. shoot first get the shot, worry about settings and composition if you get the chance, seems obvious right and it is the trick is to do it. I’ve been shooting with people when something amazing is happening and I see them trying to adjust there camera and ultimately miss the shot so shoot first think about it later.
Here are some examples of unscripted shots that I like
Happy Shooting 🙂
Daryl Gordon Photography
Capturing your Family Story