“There are alternatives to the studio portrait session for families. Dress down and let us capture your family as they really are and in the ways you’ll want to always remember. Do your normal routine: a family game night, take a walk, play in the backyard, or head into town for shopping or a visit to the playground. Get the entire family out there raking autumn leaves, and get it photographed. There are opportunities for beautiful, candid shots of you with the people you love … as well as a lot of opportunities for humor and self-aware confidence. Using photographs from that stage of the ‘day in your life’, for a family portrait reveals an enviable comfort with the real moments of family life that some people would love to share and show for many years. Have some fun in the kitchen making dinner together, some pancakes, or some cookies. Plan a classic picnic at the beach, or an afternoon in the park, and enjoy yourselves while your photographer captures the real expressions, the true interactions of the gathered group and the quiet conversations.”
Said by Family Photojournalist Association (www.fpja.com)
Joe, Grant & Tyler Family Session in Hoi An, Da Nang
One afternoon with Megan’s Family wondering around Da Nang
It was an unforgettable experience while traveling around Melbourne. I hoped that in no particular occasion of time in the next 10 years, Van & Raveen could sit back, open these photographs again and really get excited like their first time seeing these moments. If it could be like what I wish, I would feel so completed and accomplished with the value of photographs that I deliver to two of them. It will enhance my belief in what I am pursuing as a documentary photographer.
This experience to me was totally different from a wedding day. There were no decoration, no make up. Every thing happened in Quang‘s house was so ordinary, just like a daily life routine, no less or more. At that moment, I felt the empathy and love that spread in the warm and cozy house. Although the baptism ceremony was quick and not-so-many moments to capture, what I really love was the little caring details and love gestures from Quang, his wife and his family towards their child (Cu Lon) that attracted my attention, and it was truly connected to my feelings.
Với mỗi buổi chụp như vậy, các bạn sẽ không phải gồng mình lên biểu cảm, tạo dáng hay diễn xuất, không phải e dè lo sợ về việc mình có ăn ảnh hay không, góc mặt nào đẹp xấu…, bởi bạn chỉ cần là chính mình, làm những công việc bình thường vẫn hay làm, ở bất cứ không gian nào bạn cảm thấy quen thuộc hoặc thoải mái. Việc nắm bắt, ghi lại những khoảnh khắc rất đẹp kiểu đời thường ấy là do chính những photographers phóng sự chúng tôi đảm nhận. Không có nét đẹp nào trường tồn và có giá trị lâu được bằng chính nét đẹp của những khoảnh khắc bình dị, đáng yêu mà ngày thường không ai để ý quan sát, không ai giúp bạn lưu lại.