I was running. I leapt. I dodged. We laughed. I clicked.
Photographing children is more than just pretty settings, stylish outfits and a good camera. It’s about how you connect. How you get kids to relax and just be themselves.
Stanley and Spencer reminded me during the session just how much I love photographing children in a natural environment. They adored rolling (literally) about in the wild grass, they took me on an adventure, and needed no encouragement to explore the woodland.
Each and every family I meet is unique and so the approach I take on each session is unique to. These boys had me running everywhere, but I still managed to get them to pause because I got on their wavelength.
One of the hardest parts of being a child photographer – but the most rewarding, is getting a child to trust you, to open up and show you the expressions that their parents see everyday. When you get ‘that’ photo and you witness natural moments of love and connections in others it’s one of the best feelings and why I love what I do.
Anyhow, enough of my waffle! Enjoy the session (and the cute dogs too, I had to pick one up and lift it over a tree at one point!)