Birthday parties can so often be a place of chaos, moving subjects, lots of clutter and very little time to actually getting around to picking up the camera and getting some memorable photos. It is always best to have a designated photographer who is released from other duties just to take photos. If possible hire a photographer who will allow you just relax and enjoy the time with your child while feeling comfortable that the whole event is being recorded.
Even better hire me to host the party and entertain the kids with a Photography Party Theme… Lights, Camera & ACTION! See below:
PHOTOGRAPHY PARTY THEME:
I arrive at your house with camera, lights and a whole load of action. The first 10 minutes is dedicated to chatting to the little people and finding out a little about them. Then I give them a few tips on how to be natural in front of the camera and find out who is uncomfortable in front of the camera and how to feel confident. We do a bit of photography talk and I tell them three basic things on how to take better photos with their camera’s (most 8 year olds have one these days it seem 🙂
I usually tell moms to put on the invite that there will be 3 wardrobe changes. A popular choice is … funky/casual, crazy (this is where I supply crazy hats, feather bowers, sunglasses, masks etc R150 additional) and then the third choice is often pyjamas where the kids bring teddy bears etc and have pillow fights. The three categories would be chosen by the birthday girl / boy (so far I have only had girls 🙂
I will entertain the kids for 2 hours while you can sit back and relax. We usually stop shooting at some point and then light the candles on the cake while I capture any decor and food and little moments between the birthday girl / boy and friends.
I then go home, edit the images and put the high res images on disc for you. I also put together a slideshow and then send you a private youtube link. This is also supplied on disc in a dvd format. In case you missed the example have a view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkAIeXGAUyA
Kids Parties Entertainment Package (Entertainment for 2 hours plus high res photos and slide show you can keep for a lifetime)
- R3500 to entertain and run the “fashion shoot party theme”. (Popular for 8 – 18 year olds). This package includes a disc with high res images plus dvd slideshow. Additional: “Party Pack discs for friends @ R50 each all labelled with their names and thank you from the birthday girl” Prop Box is bought along at an additional R100.
- R3000 to just record the event, decor and portrait photos of you child and a mini family shoot. 1.5 hours (80 – 100 images edited in my style)