Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Simple Photography Tips - Family pictures made easy


It's definitely no secret how much I love pictures. Photography has been something I've become so much more interested after becoming a mother. Capturing those special moments and tiny details has become something I've come to love. Each stage of motherhood is so special and capturing the magic in a photograph can be so meaningful.

I often love staging a quick photoshoot for my kids. Sometimes we'll do it while we're out and about (like at a park, beach, on a walk) but sometimes home can be just as good! If you're looking to do some easy quick pictures of your kids, here's a few tips for making it happen at home and when you're out!


Location

Find a place in your home that gets good light and is uncluttered. Some favorite spots in my home are on our white couch, at our dining table (when it's cleared off and tidy!), and in our bedroom. These places are close to a window that gets fairly good natural light. That's the best for indoor photos!

And if you're out, I love finding a spot with a good clean background. Nature, trees, solid color walls, and cute store fronts make for a great backdrop. I'll even use a garage door because it's neutral and doesn't distract from any of the details you want to capture.












We managed to take these pictures at a local farm. I find that it's the perfect place because the kids are free to run around and explore. I love these sweet candid shots of them picking blueberries and watching the cows together. 

Neutral Outfits



I love a good neutral color, especially when coordinating a number of kids. With a family shoot, I love a soft natural look. And if it's just the kids, I love when they all color coordinate. I find the more neutral the colors, the easier it is to frame and hang the pictures in your home.  










If your kids will let you, matching is such a cute option! For an inside shoot, matching jammies is SO adorable. I love these ones we got from City Thread Kids. The perfect neutral and so soft. I can picture them wearing them for so many other occasions like smores night and holiday jammies.

Keep them Occupied

In my experience, the best pictures turn out during those candid moments. I love it when I get to capture my little ones all smiling, but sometimes it doesn't always work out the way I'd like. But candid moments are like the shining stars! And giving them something to do makes it easier to capture these moments.

 I love easy tricks like asking the kids to tell each other a story, whispering a secret, giving hugs or offering them a snack. I have so many pictures of my kids when they're enjoying ice cream, hot chocolate or lollipops. It makes it so much easier and often you can capture some super sweet smiley photos. 

I hope you found something here that was helpful! I'm not an expert by any means, but I love capturing special moments of my children, and love sharing any tips that can help another mama!

Happy Shooting!



Wednesday, 30 June 2021

SIMPLE PICNIC SETTINGS

No summer outing is complete without a little picnic. My kids have been asking to go on a picnic for so long now and I couldn't wait to share this fun little picnic with them.








I packed a few fun little treats for them - soda pop, candy & popcorn. Not included in the pictures are sandwiches and veggies/fruits. 

I found the cutest mini wicker baskets second hand! Added some fun treats and personalized them with some handwritten tags. 

This would be so cute for a little dinner party, backyard bbq or outside movie night!

We couldn't wait and decided to do a quick little picnic right on our front porch! 










Tags, napkins, plates party et cie

girls bows elie's bowtiful bows

baskets thrifted

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

STRAWBERRY PICKING ADVENTURES


One of my absolute favourite summer activities has to be berry picking at our local farms. Just something about it feels like the start of summer. And I love it! Even when leave sweaty, sandy, hot and sticky. It's just the best. 

Luckily we went before our local heatwave, but it was still a hot little day! 





















It was Annie's second time coming with us, and this time it was just SO magical! She loved eating the ripe berries and couldn't ask us fast enough to pick them for her. Her tummy was so full after out adventure. 

And convincing an eleven year old boy to come and join in wasn't easy, but I love that we all got to go together. 





Love these sweet memories!


dresses alice and ames

girls hat colours of hello

strawberry bow shay and dash


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