Nothing in this life is as precious as loved ones and one’s nearest and dearest, and the perfect, affordable and modern way to capture each wonderfully unique family unit is by having a professional portrait photo taken, preserving the moment, mood and personalities for posterity.
Some people cringe at the very thought of having a portrait picture taken, because they are under the mistaken impression that this implies something in the style of the stiff, old fashioned, dusty and often drab paintings of ancient ancestors often seen lining the walls of stairways, halls and passages in buildings of yesteryear.
Today, nothing could be further from the truth, even if the image is formal and captured with the subjects dressed in formal attire. The aim of portraiture in the 21st century is to depict the essence of people as they truly are, even when they are casually dressed and having a fun experience in front of the lens.
Certain aspects are important and should be taken into account, such as having good lighting, avoiding garments that are extremely boldly patterned or being surrounded by too much in the background which detracts from the subject/s. It is also not a great idea to attempt to photograph little ones late in the day, when they are inclined to be tired and irritable instead of playful and ready to experience new things, but these are things around which skilled operators are trained to work.
So-called happy snaps taken on holiday or at parties and gatherings are fine for the album, but when you require a really great image which is good enough to enlarge, mount or frame, you need the expertise of a professional person using high end camera equipment, such as Eloise Photography of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Although based in the Jacaranda City, Eloise travels all over South Africa, specialising in taking photos of special occasions such as engagements, weddings, anniversaries and family portraits, spurred on by her love of people and bringing out all their moods and unique expressions.
I ❤ Love Stories. That's why I do what I do. I get to witness the most beautiful thing in the world, every single week: