An extended family photoshoot at Soesterduinen
Before the summer I was looking for some adults and children who wanted to be a model for stock photos for ‘Social Team’ in Sliedrecht. Esmee offered to help with her two boys. What exemplary boys they are – my boys could learn a few things from them! Esmee was very happy with the photos and that then led to a photoshoot of her entire family, including brothers and grandparents.
They had the location already chosen out; Soesterduinen. It was a great location with beautiful sandy areas (which is great for photographing people) and had beautiful large green trees. It was also a location that her mother had come to many times as a child.
In total there were all the adults and 5 small kids, which did sometimes make it difficult to get them all “picture perfect”, but by letting the kids go be themselves, finding sticks and kicking balls, they automatically loosen up a bit, allowing you as a photographer to get the photos that really show their character. Those types of photos are always the best ones.
It was a beautiful sunny morning with beautiful results, if I may say so myself. After sending the few ‘taster’ images to Esmee, she immediately wrote back saying:
“Waaauw !! What a beautiful photo! So amazing how you captured us all so nicely! Thank you for your time, patience and effort! We all felt that you did such a great job! Thank you very much.”
It’s responses like these that make us love our job so much more!…That’s what we do it for!