Action Boy! – Why kids don’t need to sit still.

I’d love some shots of my kids but they would never sit still long enough!

Mothers often say this to me (and not just mothers of boys!)

So here is a story.

Once upon a time, not so long ago…about two weeks actually,  there was a beautiful angelic blonde boy…we’ll call him Action Boy! Action Boy’s mum wanted some nice portrait shots for her walls so off I went to photograph them in their garden on a sunny spring evening. Action Boy had other ideas. He was not very interested in being photographed and preferred to run around shooting zombies with a variety of his prized Nerf Guns. Who can blame him? Sounds much more fun than being photographed right? Especially when you’re six.

And actually I kind of agree with him, because as nice as posed portraits are they don’t really capture the full personality of a child or their parents. So I let Action Boy do his thing and  followed with my camera. He was delighted to show off his football skills, his tree-climbing prowess and his impressive Nerf Gun collection. In fact my favourite shot of the session occurred right here, milliseconds before a foam bullet pinged off my head!

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Action Boy has an Action Dad, who also preferred racing around the garden to posing nicely, so I took full advantage!

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And in between we got the shots that mum wanted too.

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So everyone was happy.

The End.