Every time, I think I want a posed photo. I think about how good the light will be / how clean the background will be if I place them in that particular spot, about how I want them to be wearing something cute, something that instantly screams ICONIC CHILDHOOD PHOTO.
But what I really want is interaction. Any time, any place, just a shot of my children interacting with each other as they naturally do.
At the beginning of the year when I was thinking about how I wanted to approach this Siblings project, I wanted to use it as a chance to sit back and quietly observe my children, a chance to collect true candid shots that really reveal their relationship, and an opportunity to step away from the more posed shots that become a habit in my profession.
I resolved to keep my mouth shut when behind the camera, to not coax them into doing specific things, or make them look at the camera. I resolved to capture natural moments of interaction. I feel like I’m about 50/50 succeeding with that so far – sometimes with very young children, you just have to encourage them a little.
As is usual with the Siblings linky, I am sending you in the direction of one of the other bloggers taking part in the project. This month, it’s my turn to send you on to Katie at Mummy Daddy Me, who has just celebrated a big birthday – Happy Birthday, Katie!