We were honoured to be asked by Funky Monkey to be models for their spring session. As you know, we LOVED all the shots of our girls and our family during their Christmas promotion. With many new backgrounds (I am so in love with the arrow background) and colours to choose from, it was hard to decide. Luckily, James is a pro and he had it all in check.
Now besides all the amazing lighting and props that are always there, I first have to mention this. Our two eldest daughters are generally shy girls (we left Baby C out of this session because I wanted James to have girls who could take fast direction). It takes them a while to warm up to people and I’m including close friends and family. Only seeing James for the second time, he had them in giggles and totally at ease. Maybe it was the ease of the shoot or the fact they remembered his famous line, “Bingo bongo!” It could’ve been the fact that he opened the session with a cool swing and they realized, “Hey, this is gonna be awesome!” Whatever it was, I was in awe that he could make those two so comfortable. They were into the photos, brought their great smiles, and tried whatever poses he suggested. It was a fun time for all.
Like the Christmas shoot, the studio is always updating their stock and this time it was another enormous selection of backdrops and floor drops. They had brick backgrounds, flowers, fields, patterns, you name it and it was there (he has a cool storage nook for his backdrops under the stairs too – excellent use of space.). My favourite was the weathered wood floor drop and the matching background. The cool thing about floor drops I learned was that they can be made of many materials and this one felt like felt. They also come in vinyl, linen, canvas, and plastic. The combinations are endless and really sets the tone and look of the photos.
The shoot took slightly over an hour, but time flew by with the enormous amount of choices we had. If your little one is ready for some commemorative pictures (the only problem will be selecting your favourites) or you are finally ready for a set of family photos, think of Funky Monkey and the whole experience! If you want a fun photographer and organized partner who helps with bookings and answers all questions fast, give them a shout. Trust me, you will have a great time!
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