I'm Verity Edgecombe. I'm based in the Adelaide Hills and love taking photos of families together. I love kids and how they see the world. I love how they often don't even notice the camera. They muck around and play and we can capture those moments in time, the kids being exactly who they really are.
One of my favourite things is when kids start creating their own ideas for photos. The photos are often not that flattering or even awkward as they try hard to think of ideas that I can photograph! They climb a tree and then hang from it awkwardly and give me a cheesy smile!
"Sure", I say, "I'll take a photo of you up there" (in bad light, looking posed)
then, "ok champ, can we climb down the tree now and we'll get some photos of you playing with your dog!"
I use a digital camera. I can take as many photos as the kids like. I'll even give them a copy of the ones they designed...after all, our artistic flare has to start somewhere!
I have ways to relax the kids and they just think it's an hour of fun, but still look at the camera when they need to. I have things on my camera that I get them to look at like Pez creatures - with Pez lollies they get as treats (with parent approval, of course!).
I ask questions like "with your fingers can you show me how old you are?, "can you run as fast as a cheetah?", "can you dance like a ballerina?", "can you see the froggy in my lens?". Some kids even work out, by the end of the time together, that there isn't a purple frog in my lens...then I have some explaining to do!!
Contact me and get my family photography packages!