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Mar 052015
 

People will often say to me “You must have so many beautiful photos of your kids!”. – and yes, I do. But I have even MORE silly/bad pictures of my kids than nice ones.

As any photographer with kids knows, their own children are often the most difficult subjects for them to photograph. They have a camera shoved in their general direction SO often, that they’re tired of smiling nicely and posing – that’s boring! So, they goof off – frustrating photographer parents everywhere. If they DO happen to look in the general direction of the camera (which they love not doing), they will usually make a weird face. This is what photographer’s call “Photographer’s Child Syndrome”.

To demonstrate what I mean, I did an experiment with my son. He will be 6 years old in a couple weeks. I started my photography business a couple years before he was born – and started learning about photography a few years before that. So he has been my involuntary photography subject since BIRTH.

I had him stand in front of a plain white background, and all I said was “Okay, smile!”, and these were the results I got.

Photographer's Child Syndrome Experiment by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

But I’ve found, if I wait long enough, eventually I’ll get a decent shot.

Photographer's Child by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Here are my tips for photographing children who don’t necessarily want to be photographed:

  1. Don’t have kids say “Cheese” for photos. Ever. Their automatic response is their phony smile, and you’ll often get awkward photos like this.
  2. Play with them! Play ball, play tag, have them purposely make silly faces (because right afterwards, they will laugh about it), and if all else fails: Fart noises.
    Giving them something to do, distracts them from posing for photos, and the focus is more on having fun, and you’ll get lots of natural smiles, laughs, and happy faces.
    For example, my daughter is 4 years old, and she loves to dance, twirl, and run around for my camera. She loves when I capture her in motion, and I love how happy she is when she’s doing it – so everybody wins!
  3. If you want a specific background, the average toddler will NOT under any circumstances stand in front of it – but if they do, they won’t face the camera. When working with toddlers it’s much easier to take them outside, or let them play in a more natural environment. Let them roam and explore, and focus on what they’re doing, what they’re exploring, what they’re playing with, their facial expressions, rather than the background.
  4. Relax! If you are stressed out about trying to get a certain shot, the kids can feel that stress and they will not cooperate. Instead relax, have fun, and just let the images happen. It might not be the image you were imagining in your mind, but it will be an authentic capture of the child(ren) at that age.
  5. Get down on their level. It can be intimidating for kids to have an adult, who is much taller than tham, point a camera in their face and expect them to perform. Get down on the floor, and play!

Sometimes, you just have to try again later. Maybe the kids are tired, busy, hungry, thirsty, distracted, feeling sick, or all of the above – trying to push doing photos never works out well in that situation. Just put the camera down, spend some time with them, and try again later when they seem to be in a better mood.


Looking for a Newmarket children’s photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your family’s moments, whether it’s in Aurora, Newmarket, Toronto, Barrie, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond!


Newmarket Children’s Photography by Newmarket Wedding Photographer, Jennifer Newberry

Jennifer Newberry Photography is anything but your average Newmarket children’s photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other Newmarket childrens photography studios. Your session is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Newmarket, York Region and Toronto areas.

This is Newmarket wedding photography at its best. Jennifer Newberry Photography is an award winning photographer based in the Newmarket area. Offering wedding and event coverage in Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Toronto and all of Southern Ontario, this wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the area and is located right here in Newmarket.

Creative. Stylish. Award-winning. These are the words typically used to describe this Newmarket children’s photographer. With clients based all over the world, Newmarket is home to this Newmarket children’s photographer.

I take pride in offering my clients the type of Newmarket photography they are looking for. It’s one thing to take pictures, it’s another to create art for my clients.

My Newmarket clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into my Newmarket photography studio.
Serving Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Toronto and Beyond

Jennifer Newberry Photography offers Newmarket wedding photography coverage in the GTA, including but not limited to, Newmarket ON, Toronto ON, Barrie ON, Waterloo ON, London ON, Hamilton ON, Muskoka ON, and the surrounding areas.

Not looking for a Newmarket children’s photographer? Please be sure to consider me for your event needs. I travel all over Southern Ontario!

Jan 302015
 
Windy wedding at Redcrest by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Sometimes, when I’m editing a wedding, I see an image that’s just begging for some “photo-manipulation“. Photo-manipulation can be when you change elements of the photo, or even creating an entire photo out of individual digital elements, putting them all together to create a scene (like I did with this image of my daughter). I actually started doing photo-manipulations before I got into photography!

Teresa and Mark’s wedding day at Newmarket’s Redcrest Golf Club was pretty windy, but we braved the wind and got some awesome photos. But, ever since I saw this one photo, I felt that it really needed a stormy tornado in the background to add to it. It was one of those “Oh, wouldn’t that be cool” thoughts. Well, I finally had the time today to do it!

Windy wedding at Redcrest by www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

In other news, I just noticed that some of my photos from various weddings are being featured on Redcrest Golf Club’s website, and on Cardinal Golf Club’s website, as well as Chris & Diane’s wedding on Caruso & Company’s website and Facebook page! Wow!! I’m absolutely thrilled that these wonderful venues & vendor like my work enough to display it on their websites and social media!


Are you getting married? Looking for a Newmarket wedding photographer? Get in touch to have me, Jennifer Newberry Photography, capture your wedding, whether it’s in Newmarket, Toronto, Barrie, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Muskoka, or beyond! I’d love to chat about your wedding plans!


Newmarket Wedding Photography by Newmarket Wedding Photographer, Jennifer Newberry

Jennifer Newberry Photography is anything but your average Newmarket wedding photographer. Each wedding is treated with care and creativity not found with other Newmarket wedding photography studios. Your wedding day is carefully crafted to offer one of a kind unique photography in the Newmarket, York Region and Toronto areas.

This is Newmarket wedding photography at its best. Jennifer Newberry Photography is an award winning photographer based in the Newmarket area. Offering wedding coverage in Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Toronto and all of Southern Ontario, this wedding photography studio is one of the top studios in the area and is located right here in Newmarket.

Creative. Stylish. Award-winning. These are the words typically used to describe this Newmarket wedding photographer. With clients based all over the world, Newmarket is home to this Newmarket wedding photographer.

I take pride in offering our clients the type of Newmarket wedding photography they are looking for. It’s one thing to take pictures, it’s another to create art for my clients.

Our Newmarket clients are typically looking for artwork for their home vs. snapshots, and that is what draws them into our Newmarket wedding photography studio.
Serving Newmarket, Aurora, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Toronto and Beyond

Jennifer Newberry Photography offers Newmarket wedding photography coverage in the GTA, including but not limited to, Newmarket ON, Toronto ON, Barrie ON, Waterloo ON, London ON, Hamilton ON, Muskoka ON, and the surrounding areas.

Not looking for a Newmarket wedding photographer? Please be sure to consider me for your family photography needs in the Newmarket area.

Jun 122013
 

MOOSE! Run Wedding Party, Runnnnnnnnnn!

So, everyone has seen the photo circulating the internet of the T-Rex chasing the wedding party. And of course everyone is now doing “their version” of it. WELL, I hopped right on that bandwagon too! haha.

Kate’s family is extremely outdoorsy and rustic, and very into hunting. SO, instead of a dinosaur, Kate thought it would be great if there was a giant moose chasing them. Kate’s brother actually shot a HUGE moose with a bow and arrow, and the GIGANTIC moose head is hanging in their parents’ living room…. along with a deer. ANYWAY. As I like to customize my photos to the likes and style of my clients, I said “No problem, let’s do it!”

The wedding party did an awesome job at being terrified and running (you guys are awesome!), and here is the final result. I couldn’t find any moose photos where the moose was angry and running towards the camera (who would have thought that would be so hard to find!? I mean, really.), but this one does the job pretty well I think!

I actually did some research on a few different kinds of moose, and most of them seem to be able to rest their mouths on top of a human’s head – so this moose is probably a bit bigger than an actual moose would be, but I think it adds authenticity to the terror value of the wedding party’s expressions.

Anyway enough of my chattering away, here’s the photo you opened up this blog post to see!

Moose chasing wedding party www.jnphotography.ca @filemanager

Jan 282013
 

giveaway

Well, it’s a new year but 2012 was AMAZING! I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with so many incredible people!

If you walk into any type of store (since Boxing Day.. Superstore?!)… you will see Valentine’s Day paraphernalia everywhere which will tell you that Valentine’s Day is coming up! So, I thought since I am primarily a wedding photographer, I would show my 2012 clients some love with a fabulous giveaway!

WHAT CAN I WIN?!?
There is only one prize, and it’s a 16×20″ GALLERY-WRAPPED CANVAS!!!! (That’s a $300 value!)

Here’s how it works!

  1. I am going to pick one of my favourite images from every session from 2012! (I say “one of” because in most cases it’s impossible to pick just ONE favourite!) I am going to post these photos in an album on the JNP Facebook page. This is the image that will be on the winner’s canvas – if you would like to swap out your image let me know BEFORE February 1st! Once voting has begun, images CANNOT be changed!
  2. If you had more than one session with me (for example, an engagement session, then your wedding), then you get 2 photos entered in the contest – one from each session!
  3. You share your picture and tell family, friends, your hairdresser, and even strangers to go “Like” your photo! HERE’S THE CATCH! In order for their votes to count, they MUST also “Like” my page! ONLY voters which like my page will be counted!
  4. Voting ends at 8PM EST on February 8th, 2013! I will then validate all the votes, and announce the winner! The winner will be contacted by email.

Here are the answers to a few more questions you’re probably thinking!

How can I enter this fantastic giveaway?
If you had a photo session, or I photographed your wedding, you are automatically entered! (If you would prefer not to participate, just send me a quick email and I will take your photo down.)

How long will this giveaway go on for?
One week, starting February 1st, 2013!

A message to the future winner! The image that wins the most votes in the contest is the image that will be on your 16×20″ canvas. Once your canvas comes in, I will email you, and you can either pick it up (in Newmarket), or pay the shipping costs to have the canvas shipped to your home.

Mandatory Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. I am not collecting the personal information of any of the voters.

Good luck to all the participants! 🙂

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