I was really interested in going to this talk as I am a family photographer as well so it was intriguing to see how another photographer photographs families, this has given me ideas on how I could improve my photos.
Saraya Cortaville is an award winning portrait photographer. She's been a photographer for 15 years. She photographed monochrome pictures as well as colour photos. This picture below is of Saraya with one of her photographs at The Photography Show.
These are some examples of Saraya's pictures
Saraya talked about 7 tips to photograph children's portraits.
Tip 1. Engage and communicate- She does this by learning the children's names, ages and what they liked. This allowed her to build a sort of bond and trust between the children. It allowed them to become a little bit more comfortable since for a child it would be hard to talk to a stranger.