Welcome to the smile factory....

November 17, 2016  •  1 Comment

Black and white photograph of a family of six at Drew McWilliams Photography, Northern IrelandFamily photography by Drew McWilliamsNatural family photography in Northern Ireland Many people say to me, "I like natural photographs. Can you do me looking natural?"

To which I normally reply, “Sure! Just stand over there and look natural!”

And of course, they can’t - none of us can.

A lot of people find it hard to smile in front of a camera. Me included.

So after I have posed you, I’ll talk to you. Ask you questions. Show you my repertoire of funny faces and exhaust my library of corny jokes.

You will smile - naturally!

Black and white photograph of a couple and their two married daughters by Drew McWilliams Photography, Northern IrelandFamilyFamily photography to celebrate mum's birthday Let me assure you that NO ONE comes into the studio feeling confident about being photographed. 

And don’t forget that we’ll have met for about 20 minutes the week before to talk about how we’re going to work, what you want as a result of the session, and what clothes you’re going to wear.

Black and white photograph of extended family from grandmother, to great grandchildren by Drew McWilliams Photography, Northern IrelandThe extended familyExtended family love Great people photography is about people, not technical gear or technique, though those no doubt help the photographer produce the final wall art that tells the story of your family.

Black and white family photography of parents and their grown up children, and daughter in law, at Drew McWilliams Photography, Northern IrelandFamily, family, familyphoto: drewmcwilliams.com

You decide. Could I tell the story of your family?


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1.Amy Christiansen(non-registered)
When my son was 2, we had a vacation planned for Europe, and he needed a passport. The authorities were being very stern about him not smiling in his passport photograph. With a 2 year old, stick a camera in front of him, and he WILL smile. Took us about three weeks before we got an acceptable photo!
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Professional family and children's portrait photography in Northern Ireland. Drew is a qualified Associate member of both the 'Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers' and the 'National Photographic Society'. He is qualified to Licentiate level with the 'Professional Photographers Association of Northern Ireland' and is a Master Photographer of the 'National Photographic Society'.