Children's Birthday Party Photography
Children’s birthday parties are such an important part of childhood, but for the parents they are often a whirl of activity and then they’re gone in a moment.
Of course we all have compact cameras and phone cameras but in middle of the hectic action the opportunities for a snap may be lost, or the results of a quickly taken photo can be disappointing. A professional photographer has the skills, equipment and eye to capture those never to be repeated moments. And of course it’s not easy to be in the picture with your children if you’re taking it!
Parties are when reportage photography excels as a style that records the action and emotion of the day. No-one wants a party that is slowed down by an intrusive photographer. I don’t believe that all images at a party should be posed and choreographed, and I make sure that a fair proportion of the photographs that I take document the moments that naturally take place. In fact, when it comes to children at a party, it's sometimes more like sports photography than portraiture.
I use a combination of different cameras and lenses to get the images that tell the story, and capture the personality of your children. I'll also be looking out to record all the little details that show how much effort you've put into the party: the decorations, the food and cakes.
After all the hectic activity of the party I’ll do a full edit of the images and provide them to you on a CD. They’ll also be available in a private online gallery from which friends and family can order prints of their favourite photos.