It is with delight that I remember this “mother & son” photo shoot with Aneta and Olli, near Las Salinas, one of my favorite beaches in Ibiza.
It was funny, epic, quick. Here’s how it was organized and then shot.
Before I start, you should know that my favorite color is blue. Mixed with yellow, I find it even more beautiful: it reminds me the summer, the holidays, the sun, the sea … in short, happiness for the Mediterranean girl that I am!
A few days ago, I organized a photo shoot with the radiant Aneta and her lovely little family (you’ll know more about it in a while, wait, they’re so beautiful!). On the way, I noticed beautiful yellow flower fields that I immediately found immensely inspiring. Instantly, I knew I had to photograph a mother and her baby. The images were already in my head … I was ready, I only needed models.
Well, you know what? Within the next hour the Universe brought them to me on a tray (yes, yes).
While chatting with Aneta and her husband, Chris, I learned out of the blue that Chris’s favorite color is yellow and that, like me, they have noticed those flower fields on the way.
In less than two minutes, the appointment was made for next week. Rather between two days of rain to be exact.
The dress was chosen (one of my favorite: blue, in silk, sublime) and I asked Aneta to leave Olli in body so that my view and my camera take advantage of her adorable chubby thighs ☺
We ended up on the side of the road in the middle of the afternoon. Aneta changed in two minutes without flinching (she’s a rockstar!), Olli was in a good mood.
We were ready.
To begin, it was necessary to cross a first field to reach the one in flowers … and there for two minutes, it was literally a nightmare: there were hundreds of mosquitoes everywhere. A nightmare !!! Fortunately, our little Olli was covered and who knows why… but no one was stung.
Arrived among the flowers, we were reassured and happy. On the other hand, it was a bit chilly outside so it was necessary to be very quick so that nobody gets cold.
Believe it or not, but the photo shoot lasted for only 10 minutes, yes only 10! Indeed, I can work quickly if necessary because I never forget to prepare myself before a shooting.
Vision, preparation, trust and connection are my watchwords.
The magic worked instantly, everything was perfect: the connection between the mother & son was total, Olli was in a great mood, we already knew each other so trust was there and Aneta was very easy to direct. We were in this famous artistic “flow” that I love and match with their radiant personalities well … I think the images speak for themselves, don’t they… ?
Here are some of them. I hope you’ll like it as much as I do.
See you soon,
PS: for all family photography sessions (or wedding), do not hesitate to contact me to discuss it. I will be happy to help.