One of my projects for the school holidays was to take some “camping” photos of Austin and Jordan. Now that Austin is at school, finding the time for these photo opportunities is a little harder so I am now planning our photo shoots for the school holidays.
I made a white teepee cover for the gorgeous Adair’s teepee that normally sports a jungle theme cover (wasn’t quite going to fit with my vision of this shoot). I also packed 4 marshmallows - 2 for the shoot and one each for them to eat after we got the photos I wanted (bribes are often necessary 😆).
We headed to Morialta and found the perfect spot by the creek. Austin and Jordan collected sticks for our fire and most importantly for the marshmallows then made their own fun throwing rocks in the water. This was a great opportunity to get some natural photos of them while they were playing and not aware of the camera.
It was then time to get the photo I had envisioned of them sitting around the 'camp fire' however the ground was cold and a little damp so they both refused to sit on the ground. Not a problem though as they improvised and did what suited them.
I love capturing the connection they have with each other. This shoot wasn’t about them looking at the camera and smiling, it was more natural and candid.
Note: The boys were in no danger of getting burnt by the fire - I added that in during my editing process 😊