Thank you to all those who linked up to the inaugural Image of the Week! We do hope you will join in again this week. The two images we particularly liked were Karen’s ‘Heading Home’ – a beautiful skiing shot with a fabulous sun flare. See it here and more of her fabulous Instagram shots. We also really liked Gemma Steven’s portrait of her children – the wiggly carpet was a fabulous background! See the image here

Today’s tips are from Rosie and how to master family portraits.

Whenever I speak with parents on the day of a family photoshoot there is always a certain anxiety in the air. We parents know just how hard it is to get the children in front of the camera, all looking, all eyes open, all smiling, all at the same time. This is what I do every day for work – and I love it! As Love Skye Photography my time is spent with children (of all ages ) who do not want to stand still, look at the camera and SMILE. Here are my top ten tips..

1. Make it fun.


2. Get outdoors.


3. Don’t be afraid to join in.


4. You don’t have to look at the camera! In fact, it’s often better if you don’t.



5. Peek a boo is fun. Expect your photographer to spend some time playing with and gaining the trust of small children. It’ll lead to the best moments.


6. Think about what is special to you about this photo session. The images below are to remind an expat family of home.


7. Location, location, location.


8. Include your pets. It’s relaxing for everyone.


9.  When in doubt bribe with a chocolate biscuit (and ALWAYS carry wipes)


10. Great memories are all about the emotion of the moment. Here are my two favourite photographs.



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