Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kaitlin Portrait Session, Deerfield Beach, Florida

As any parent knows, one of the hardest things to do is photograph your own child, Photographers have the same problem and many hire other photographers to save themselves the stress. I like a challenge so always photograph Kaitlin myself. Like all children she wants to do what she wants to do when she wants to do it and shooting at the beach in deerfield makes it even harder, so many distractions for a young girl..... Also, she thinks she always has the better pose.

So if you want portraits of your child and plan on doing them yourself here are a few tips:
1. Don't. Instead hire a professional to do them.
2. Do not try to cram too much into one session, you have about 45 minutes with young ones, make it count.
3. Make the effort to schedule at the best time of day a 1pm beach session just does not look as good as an hour before sunset.
4. Do not stand off to the side yelling at your child to say cheese, no one looks good saying cheese
5. If your child is getting cranky let them play for a few minutes...that's all they want
6. Trust the pro you hire or do not hire them
6. Did I mention hire a pro

John Canning Fine Art Photography

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Maxx's Bar Mitzvah, B'nai Torah Boca Raton

Maxx celebrated his Bar Mitzvah this past week at B'nai Torah in Boca Raton with his fantastic family and many, many close friends from Boca Raton and of course New Jersey!!! as you can see they know how to party..... Mazel Tov Maxx

John Canning Fine Art Photography

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kaplan Family Beach Portraits, Spanish River Beach Boca Raton

I found some time during this very busy B'nai Mitzvah season to photograph some of one of my favorite New Jersey families on their yearly trip to Boca Raton. It was especially great to be able to photograph a very happy baby on her first trip to the beach....

John Canning Fine Art Photography