You know, I love photography. I rarely leave my house without my camera…it’s like a part of me now. My favorite things to photograph are weddings, high school seniors, and children. Out of these, I would have to say children are probably the most challenging. Why? Because you can never tell how a session will turn out. You may have planned everything perfectly…tummies are fed, naps are taken, and we scheduled the session time right during “happy hour”…but for some reason, the child (children) decide that it’s just not going to be! Most of the time, it’s more frustrating for the parents than it is for me because they have great expectations and hopes that their kid will be the best kid EVER to photograph…yeah, as a parent, I understand how that goes. Let me tell you, it hardly ever turns out that way! Lately though, I’ve been pretty lucky. No matter what, I end up with the cutest kids and the best little expressions. I truly feel at the end of the session, I’ve been able to capture the heart of that child’s personality and their true essence and spirit.
Here is little Miss M. Miss M is at the age of new found freedom…toddlerhood! She no longer has to crawl around to everywhere she wants to go…and she definitely has places to go! I don’t think there was more than 10 seconds of her sitting still for me….that’s why a quick camera and trigger finger comes in handy! We started this session at Little Miss M’s home. More often than not, children take better pictures at home because they feel safe and comfortable in their own environment. What is the requirement when I come to your home? Decluttered, clean room with lots of natural window light makes for the best setting. No, you don’t have to clean your entire house…unless you want to!
The above images were shot indoors with natural available light.
I’m not sure what I said here, but obviously, Miss M thought it was hilarious!!! I know, I crack myself up all the time too!!! 😉
I LOVE hats on children….doesn’t she just look so sweet? These cheeks are so screaming to get squeezed and kissed!
There was a field of…I guess they were more weeds than flowers…across the street and I thought it would be a marvelous landscape shot…NOPE. Miss M didn’t think that it was a good idea. Gotta cater to your client! 🙂 Ah, safety and comfort was found next to daddy.
We then transitioned over to my studio. I am beginning to love the studio more and more because of how I can control the light.
Little Miss M has eyes that are so deep that when you look into them, you get lost…
I think we had lots of fun getting to know each other! Thank you for these moments.