I met with the Carter family over the weekend to capture some family photos out at the Japanese Gardens here in Toowoomba. Can I just say how much fun I had with these guys? Such a lovely family and I would love to work with them again in the future.

The kids had personality plus, and the girls especially had me giggling when they re-enacted the scene from Titanic at the front of the ship, which of course naturally led to the “don’t let go Jack!” part. I love to be a little bit silly with kids, as a bit of a muck around like above ALWAYS leads to some great natural shots without the “cheese” afterwards. I’m not ashamed of throwing a few fart jokes in, or pulling some ridiculous faces to get a giggle (or occasionally a “is this woman for real?).

It’s so great being able to draw out a kids natural personality and immortalising that in a photograph, there is something special about being able to look back at a photo of your kids and see that innocence, humour or sass that makes them so uniquely them. Those photos usually end up being the most treasured.

Here are just a few of my favourite shots of this gorgeous family, can someone say photogenic? (You can click on the image for an enlarged view).

Thank you!  We’re so happy with them, you did a wonderful job!  We really, really love them 🙂

Leigh & Christina Carter