Easter Fun Fair :: Portraits On White
Posted on April 11, 2012
I had such a blast shooting the Portraits On White for Cornerstone Church’s annual Easter Fun Fair (EFF). The EFF takes place on Easter Sunday each year after an early service and it’s free and open to the whole community. Families pour in for snacks, face painting, arts and crafts, hockey, basketball, an egg hunt, balloons, inflatable castles and yes, photo time (with moi!) I was sad that Wilson had to work but he managed to talk the boys into driving the fire truck to the EFF for almost an hour and a half, woohoo! The families and kids got a blast seeing the truck up close. Apparently one of the grown up volunteers was overheard saying, “Are the firemen shirtless?” lol Hey, that’s my husband out there!
It’s all good.
He looks nice without his shirt anyway.
It was a very steady two hours of POWing and definitely a different vibe than at a wedding reception where it’s mostly partially drunken adults ready to get their party on. Alas, there was no drunkenness at this family-friendly affair (horray!) so I had to work extra hard to capture candid and natural moments.
Kids are amazing to photograph. They’re especially amazing when they’re not pre-conditioned to fake-smile for a photograph. I mean, if they’re naturally a ham in front of the lens then that’s fine but most kids just stand there in their most natural state and those, to me, are the best photos of kids. They’re the most honest. Now I know most parents want their kids proper and smiling but we’ve all seen those before and we certainly have hundreds of photos of our kids doing just that. To me, the best photos of kids are the unmoments. The in betweens.
Man, I have so many gems that I captured, totally showing what I’m talking about and I wish I could share with you but due to privacy reasons, I can’t! Boooo… So instead, you’ll have to enjoy the handful of images of my adult friends whose privacy I can exploit and/or their kids’ ;) haha just kidding- their parents gave me the OK.