Great family session on Sunday evening with the Kayla, Adam, and little Alice. Kayla and Adam came out to Okinawa a year ago to train with 10th dan master Yoshio Kuba of Okinawa Goju Ryu karate. In the past few months they’ve also added Alice to their family. A big thank you to Kayla and Adam for choosing me to take your photos and hope you have a smooth journey back to Australia. If you’re looking to have your own family session on Okinawa check out the Family Sessions page.
I haven’t offered family portraits in the cosmos fields. I’ve done model shoots in the cosmos, but I’ve usually referred parents with kids on to other photographers. However, in preparation for sessions next year, I decided I’d do a test shoot to work out the best locations and angles etc. Bear played the role of a small child, and things were going fine, until I thought the pics might look better without the orange collar. Bad idea. Never feed Gremlins after midnight, never call Chuck Norris a sissy, and never remove Bear’s collar. Not unless you have a clearly defined strategy as to how you are going to catch, and then clean the ball of mud and fur, before putting her back in the car. She’s too fast for me, she’s too fast for the camera’s autofocus. In conclusion, from Spring 2015 I will offer family sessions in the cosmos fields. If your children like to roll around in the mud, then run until exhaustion, no problem. They’ll be going home in your car!