Camryn and Grant’s mom asked me to “capture the youth and beauty of the children in an outdoor setting where they are most comfortable, relaxed and have the most fun!” So well put! And so easy to do because the kids were so fun-loving and comfortable with me, despite Stephanie’s “warning” and offer of “good luck” in capturing images of her “very shy” son, Grant (4 years old).
I relate well with kids and love playing with them, so I think even the “shy” ones warm up fast!
I believe that kids can sense when people are genuine with them and if they truly like being around them.
In the Garden
Sweet little Camryn is 1 1/2 years old.
Toys in Nature
One of the benefits of shooting at a woodsy park is there are plenty of toys in nature!
Logs, sticks, rocks = wheels to roll, chairs to sit on, swords to pretend-fight with, balls to throw!
It’s All About the Eyes
Though different in shape and color, Grant and Camryn’s eyes are equally mesmerizing when you gaze into them!
It’s All About the Light
Straight, Crazy & Silly
This is one of my favorite creative shots of the day.
I love the straight lines shooting in all different directions. I composed the shot so that the pattern of the lines draw your eyes to Grant. The linear pattern of the stairs is counterbalanced by the crazy crooked trees above. And the shot is perfect because of Grant’s silly expression with his tongue. You can tell he was concentrating!
The little bows on the toddler dress, the soft curls in her hair, the long lashes. These are all important details to remember as each stage of a child passes so quickly.
The expressions on their faces are priceless, even with only half of Grant’s face showing!
The Semi-Posed Shot
Ya gotta sprinkle some semi-posed shots into the natural candid ones. Every momma wants one. I admit it!
I have some of both kids looking straight at me, but this one is my favorite. It looks so sweet with Grant looking at his sister and they are holding hands.