This photo shoot was totally random and a spontaneous decision, sort of. Gar and I were walking around the building, waiting for El to finish his art lesson. A guy stopped us and told us about his photo studio, and the head photographer from Australia was here for a day only to take pictures. I was sort of interested, as I had been thinking about getting professional photos for the two boys for a very long time.
After that, we walked past the studio, and we went in when the Australian photographer beckoned us in. I thought Gar would not be interested, and would not be cooperative, but she said she had a way with children. True to her words, she was really able to engage the children.
She asked Gar to stand on a box. I was pretty afraid that he would run away, but he just stood there shyly.
In the end, it was the first guy who took the pictures, while she entertained Gar. She used a ball to play with him, and he smiled. She tickled him, while the photographer took the pictures.
I was quite amazed with how interested Gar was, as he posed for the pictures. He gamely did everything the lady asked him to do, such as sitting on a chair, standing, crawling and more. Despite the numerous flashes, he was fine.
Then, she asked us to wait for a while while she edited the photos. We walked around, but when we came back, there was another customer. It was time to pick up El from his class, so we went to get him.
I asked El whether he wanted to get his photos taken, and he said yes. We went back to the studio, and I expected to pay double for the shoot, but the head photographer said she would just add on to the package.
El went in to pose, and she took a few photos, before Gar ran in and wanted to take more of his own photos. She switched tactics, and got them to pose together.
Now, these two children would be like Tom and Jerry on most occasions. They would chase each other, jostle for attention, scream and cry, and Gar would bite his brother. However, they turned into the most loving brothers under her instructions.
They posed together, smiled together, held hands and had their pictures taken. This was really great.
She then finally asked El to take some photos alone.
Someone pointed out that the biggest difference between the two were their eyes. Never noticed that! The round light was reflected in their eyes.
Their father was very pleased with the results, and perhaps we might just get some acrylic photos done for decoration. I think these photos were more natural compared to those makeover photos I had spent lots of money on when I was a student.