My son hates being photographed. This is obviously unfortunate for me. But I guess one of the good parts is that it makes me use every drop of creativity I can summon, both to make it fun and interesting for him, and to get him to agree to even consider participating.
This time - he had created a lego world and was thinking of making a brick film. Naturally he realized that he didn't have time or patience for that sort of thing, who does really, but still there was this nice lego setup around the house. He refused to wear any sort of clothing of my choice but he did agree to play with light sabers and he came up with kind of a long and elaborate brickfilm-type plot that he and his sister acted out.
His sister is always, always happy to pose for photography. She had a blast and luckily it was fun for everyone.
I was not actually willing to take even a fraction of as many pictures it would have taken to make his plot complete, but what we did was cute and fun. Here they are dramatically chasing the lego guy.
Suddenly, General Grievous appears and destroys the thing up on the left side of the frame! Some kind of a walker thing.
Quick guys, run to the light saber tree and grab one for yourself!
Now there's a yeti AND storm troopers! Use your best moves!
Epic battle, so fun.
She was seriously cracking me up. Girls don't fight with light sabers like boys do. (At least my girl.)
Okay, focus guys. Don't fight each other - the real enemy awaits.
And finally the yeti is done for. Great job, hero boy and girl!
If you have a child with a big imagination, you both might love a
creative portrait session. Maybe even your whole family! Any theme, book, show, or interest that your
child loves would give them memories - and you artwork -
that you will both treasure. Give me a call or email, and we can talk about a session for your family. You can see some other examples of creative and theme photography here.