This year I have branched into Child Photography a bit more. I still specialize in Newborn and Babies, however I realized that families only seem too have school photos of their children. It inspired me to photograph children and capture their innocent beauty. I especially love candid moments of children. While I can appreciate the connection between the child and the camera with eye contact, there is something so special and beautiful about the way children explore.
This winter our daughter was asking me why I don’t have any photos of our puppy in the home. He’s three, I still call him a puppy because “dog” isn’t cute enough for how adorable he is. She was right. Why didn’t we have a photo of him? We have photos all over of our family, of each of the children, we have one of our first puppy, but nothing was displayed of our new little guy. So we set out to the backyard on a snowy day. Well, we waited for the snowy day it wasn’t a last minute thought, ha ha! So rewind, we waited for a snowy day. Outfitting was purchased and waiting. Finally we got a good amount of snow. I borrowed a little vintage sled from a neighbor and out we went to create an adorable image of her with her pup. I have posted it before, I probably blogged about it too. Well, it was freezing out, naturally. And the pup wasn’t exactly cooperating. But we made it work with some treats. It’s my daughters favorite photo. It is displayed in her room and I have another larger copy for another area of the house (haven’t figured out where to put it) and it really just tugs at my heartstrings every time I look at it. I am brought back to that day. I am brought back to why we were creating the image. And I will always remember how important it was to her that we create something of him for our home. I will hold onto this image forever. It is meaningful. Nothing a school photo with a weird smile and a booger on her face could ever replace. I want to create meaningful images, of your children for your home. To lock in those memories for you.
On this beautiful evening in Phillipston, MA. I visited Red Apple Farm. What a beautiful place. I heard they had sunflowers there and have never actually photographed a child in sunflowers before. So I set out with a little dress, and a ladder. The sunflowers were about 8 feet tall so I had to work some magic to actually get them in the photo. I had her stand on top of the ladder, with someone spotting her. I then got up on my own ladder and captured this beautiful image with her curiosity of these beautifully tall things showing through.
I hope more and more families see the value in creating something special of their children. School photos are wonderful, but they can not replace beautifully crafted images. If you would love to create something special of your children get in touch! The fall season is approaching and I am fully booked for weekends in September however I do have some availability in October.