Family portraits can be difficult enough with all of our busy lives, but many times it is made more difficult by reluctant people with a busy schedule or a little shy and so not excited about having photographs taken. Here’s a light-hearted look at Photos – Evolution of a Reluctant Dad.
The Tentative Phone Call..
When anyone calls me for photographs, it is usually the mum or wife, and I have encountered several who have said they were not sure how they would tell their partners because he did not like getting his photo taken. Lets explore how to get photographs of a reluctant partner or father, as well as give you a few tips for how to convince them that family portraits can be fun!
Blokes Having Fun
A great way to get photographs of a reluctant partner or father is to show him different photographs of other blokes having fun. If you take a look through my gallery, you will see several different styles and fun times that will be excellent to show him. Many men seem to think that photographs are similar to when they were children where ‘Aunt Martha’ would take an hour or more constantly snapping shots of everyone together. In addition, they might think of family portraits as something that happens in a stuffy, uncomfortable studio.
Tell Them It Won’t Hurt a Bit!
It is important to make the portrait session one that is fun in order to get photographs of a reluctant partner or father. I can take photographs of your family out at your home with your husband’s favourite pet or car; many men quite enjoy various shots with the items they enjoy. If you cannot do a session with larger items, consider bring something fun that he enjoys. If he enjoys playing footie with your children, then bring the ball with you and have them all play for some excellent photographs. Whatever it is, finding something he enjoys will help make the process much easier for him.
Relaxed Clothing Is The Key
Another great way to get photographs of a reluctant partner or father is to have him, as well as everyone else, wear relaxed clothing. Some of the outfits that many men seem to like wearing are jeans and polo shirts. This will help him feel more relaxed at the session instead of feeling awkward like he would at a studio. This awkwardness can usually cause arguments long before the session. It is important to note that you might still have arguments as they are normal to have before the session. However, I am able to set everyone at ease once they get there, making everyone laugh and just have a wonderful time.
Proud BBQ Stories!
These above tips will be perfect to get photographs of a reluctant Dad, and help the whole process go by seamlessly. The end product is amazing, and he will be more likely to talk about these particular portraits once you receive them. Some of my clients have phoned me and told me how their partner talked proudly about the photographs, which is wonderful! Never fear, it is possible to get great photographs of reluctant people, even your reluctant partner. Contact me today to set up a fun family session.
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