So over to Rose.
Hi, I'm Rose, keen snapper and mum of two. When it comes to my family I always consider it a bonus when leaving the house if
- we are all dressed - pyjamas don't count!
- we are not all wearing recent meals - at least not visibly!
The times we have to 'dress up' be smart or attend any parties only means that I'm the sacrificial lamb in that I can only ever seem to get two out of the three of us fit for public consumption.
With Mother's Day creeping up fast, a nice photograph of the children can be made really special by absorbing the following pointers to a life of eternal style (as if!!!). Good luck and remember to reward your efforts with a glass of wine!
- Co-ordination for the nation
- Location, Location, Location
Think background. If you are shooting in the woods, earthy tones with shots of burnt orange blend really well. Gardens with green bushes and lawns can benefit from some punchy denims and blue shades, or strong, vibrant pinks. Forget about what some people say about blue and green together - they can bring each other alive - think oceans and peacock feathers.
- No Plain No Gain
- Channel Your Inner Kate Moss (the one under all the Cadburys)
- Happy Kids = Happy Snaps
Isn't all this what we want to capture, the memories of our children being like, well, children? An hour of mad cross dressing with mum versus the Stepford portrait? I know which memories I'll be sticking on the front of my fridge.
Thanks Rose - so, off out you go, and capture some really gorgeous photographs for Mother's Day. The next installment of Photographing Children will follow at the start of March.