Bisset Family

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Footscray Park Family Photographer

One of biggest concerns I hear from clients about booking a session in is that they are worried about being stiff or awkward in front of the camera.

And I get it.

I mean, pretty much every single experience we have with someone taking our photo is them saying “look at me” or “say cheeeeese”. And most of the time they are just iPhone photos! Or we have flashbacks to that one time we were in a bridal party and the photographer made us stand there smiling for so long our cheeks start to hurt. Most of us have developed a complex about having to “pose” for photos, and not wanting to look “10kgs heavier on camera”.

Here’s what I think about that:

  • You can definitely look heavier on camera, especially in photos taken by people who don’t understand lighting + angles.

  • Find a photographer who believes in direction, rather than posing (like me *wink wink*). The first thing I tell my clients at their session is they have my permission to not look at me! They can if they want, and I’ll ask them to at certain points, but they don’t have to. Why? I want my clients looking at each other, being present with each other (for many, it’s actually a beautiful bonding session and way to reconnect with each other).

Because the whole point, when you look back on the photos from your session with me, is to remember what your life (and your love) feels like, not just what it looked like.

Here’s a few of my favourite frames from my session with these guys (and yep, those two little ones are twins) a few months ago at Footscray Park and I hope that my clients will remember the fun they had exploring, the warmth in their snuggles, the sound of their laughter and how deeply they love each other.

Lexi x


Interested in booking a family session? Christmas is coming up fast, and these photos are the perfect gift for those family members who are difficult to buy for! Weekend dates are full booked for the rest of 2018, but I’m now opening limited weekdays for sessions in October and November. Sessions start at about 6am and go for an hour, so there’s still plenty of time to get everyone to school and work on time/maybe just a teensy bit late!

If you are interested in reserving a spot, hit the button below to get in touch.