As a photographer, I think it's really important to capture moments and that is what I try to do anytime I pick up my camera. Time moves so quickly and that is especially true with children. If you blink you could miss what feels like a whole lifetime of these moments. Posed pics are great, but I also think that candids are equally important because they give us insight in to who the subject is. You get to see some personality and what they like (for these 2, Dr. Seuss is a big hit!) When working with kids, I think the best way to capture those really organic smiles and "kid" moments and personalities is just to let them run around and be themselves, so that's what we did here. I had the best time with these two! They just turned 1 and 2, respectively, so they had lots of energy and they were just so adorable and so much fun. We had some props and snacks, and a few different outfits to try on, but I really just let them do their own thing and snapped away. They were so good and so cute, I could have easily taken a million pictures; I definitely look forward to watching them grow and photographing them through out all the different stages of their lives. I think that I captured some really great moments with both kids (and one or two with Mom and Dad as well- I couldn't resist!) I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them! Above and below are 3 of my favorites from the day, but please check out their full gallery HERE.
I've known Kayla's mom since elementary school, so I was very excited to meet and work with her teenage daughter. At first glance, it is obvious how beautiful Kayla is- her hair, her skin, those baby blues. But she is also so much more; she is kind and playful, smart and ambitious with just a hint of that 13-year-old, ready to take on the world attitude. In short, she is awesome! I knew from our first meeting she was going to be great in front of the camera and I was right. She was ready to go from the minute I started snapping. She was not afraid to smile and have fun, but she was also not afraid of being quiet and strong and taking a deep breath to just be there in the moment. Not many adults can pull that off without awkwardness and Kayla was a total pro. It's awesome because in certain shots, we get to see the true teenager, but then at times its her maturity that really shines. See for yourself; take a look at the rest of Kayla's gallery HERE.