Client: Chan Family
Location: Villa Atas Ombak Seminyak
Destination: Bali, Indonesia
Taking family portrait pictures is not as easy as people imagine. It is also not as easy as taking wedding photos, especially if the family has a kid. Grace and Alan is a young couple who contacted me and asked me to do a family photo shoot in Bali, they are come from Hongkong and they came to Bali for Grace brother’s wedding in Seminyak. So, while they’re in Bali, they use this moment to do a family photo shoot a day before the wedding. This family photo shoot was held at Villa Atas Ombak, Seminyak. We chose to take photos at around in villa and the beach also because that’s what makes the photos look more beautiful. During the photo shoot session, Grace and Alan took turn to cheer Lanny, their 1,5 years old daughter. They tried to make Lanny happy and in a good mood during the photo shoot. A plastic ball toy was good enough to make her not to cry and of course a bottle of milk.
Keeping a toddler in a good mood is not an easy job. I just let Lanny do what she wanted and enjoyed what she was doing and took candid pictures when she was smiling or laughing. I had to be really patient to be able to take her photos in the best moments. Little kids are hard to direct or to ask them to pose, letting them playing and enjoy their moments are the best way to keep them in a good mood. Then when I see a smile, I go closet to them and take photos as many as I can. Two hours felt like a whole day. It was a tiring photo shoot session, but it was fun. Here are some of the pictures.