Children Photography in Essex – Superhero Photoshoot starring Josh as ‘Superman’ & Taco Demus as ‘Superdog’

‘You are ALWAYS taking pictures’ said one of my sons the other day. ‘This is because its my job son and also because I love it….’ I answered. ‘Why don’t you learn tennis and then you could become a tennis coach?’ he then said. ‘Why would I do that?’I asked. ‘I dunno’ he said. Well that certainly was another exciting & insightful discussion with my 6 year old.

I have tons of patience when it comes to photographing children and I also have lots of tricks up my sleeves to get them to cooperate so why does it become soooooo much more difficult to get my own children to cooperate! My patience levels are low with them – I expect them to ‘understand’ and ‘participate willingly’ whilst listening carefully to my (detailed) instructions. So lets admit it, we rarely have ‘fun’ during the sessions. On the rare occasions I do ask them to do a photoshoot I will often hear any of these excuses and whinges ‘Not again mummy!’ ‘Are we done yet?’ ‘My legs are aching’ ‘Am bored’ ‘Am hungry’ (actually the last one is on a daily basis, irrespective of whether we are on a shoot or not)… But this time I knew how to convince one my sons to go to a local forest to take pictures.  He was going to go as ‘Superman’, I knew that it would get him all excited and whilst he was still thinking about his answer, I quickly added ‘and Taco is also coming!’. Sold! So after improvising Taco’s mask, a piece of kitchen towel cut to size and attached with an elastic band, we were on our way to Hatfield forest and this is what we got in half an hour (because you’ve got to work quick with children and animals!):

Photographer Essex, Suffolk, Herts, Cambridge

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Photographer Essex, Suffolk, Herts, Cambridge

Photographer Essex, Suffolk, Herts, Cambridge

Photographer Essex, Suffolk, Herts, Cambridge

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Photographer Essex, Suffolk, Herts, Cambridge

Photographer Essex, Suffolk, Herts, Cambridge

Photographer Essex, Suffolk, Herts, Cambridge

Photographer Essex, Suffolk, Herts, Cambridge

To book an outdoor photoshoot with your children, please contact me on 07854 815 859 or email me at info@fairweatherphotography.co.uk

Stéphanie Fairweather (Superman’s Mother & Professional Photographer)