Not too long ago I was the super lucky prize winner of a Facebook competition. A good friend’s sister had started a Facebook page for her photography business and had held a competition to help increase flow to her page. Winner would receive a photo shoot, up to 20 prints edited and ALL the originals on a CD. Needless to say, as is the point of this post – I WON!
The lovely Tamika from Tree Pretty Photographics came to my house with all her equipment and set up a ‘studio’ in my lounge room. She was super flexible and worked around T feeding and crying and K and J being dicks. She was great at getting K and J to not act like door knobs, as they can be hopeless when a camera is around. J pulls the most ridiculous ‘I’m trying to smile but just look like a gumby’ faces and K is the King of Stupid Poses. Likewise, I am awkward around cameras too. In retrospect, I would have been a hopeless model much to teenage me’s disgust.
What I didn’t want was unnatural stand here, stand there posed photos and Tamika did not disappoint. Photos were natural and easy. She was great with K and J and said thing like, ‘you don’t have to look like a total dork’, ‘OMG, what a couple of morons’, ‘come on numb nuts’ and ‘let’s try taking a few where you don’t look like you want to punch each other in the face’. Perfect for a couple of prepubescent boys.
Here are a few of my favourites 🙂
If you are as in love with Jude the Owl as we all are you can get your own from Owls as Pals. These gorgeous creatures are hand stitched with love and individually made with your specifications to suit the personality of the recipient. I sent Owls as Pals a couple of pics of T and a description of his personality and colours we like and she created Jude just for us. They are cot buddies.
The jury is still out on the next photos. I cannot decide if I like them or not. I think I look goofy. Do you like them? Please be brutally honest. I can take it. Which one, if any do you like?
Seriously, if you fancy getting some photos taken of your little ones, big ones, furry ones and you don’t fancy paying a gazillion dollars for pixie photo style, boring, cliche photos and you live in the Gold Coast/Brisbane area, do your self a favour and call Tamika from Tree Pretty Photographics. Her rates are SUPER reasonable and she will come to you or any location you like, spend as long as it takes to do the shoot and make you laugh and feel comfortable in the process. She regularly runs promotions from her Facebook page, in fact peeps, she is running one RIGHT NOW!
You might be wondering where the big doodle is. Pretty sure I have already stated where he stands on having his photo taken. He made damn sure he was ‘busy’ on the day and was nowhere to be seen.