I love being a Mother and Aunt! The love that I have for the children in my life is so strong! I never knew it was possible to love like this. It is that love that makes taking pictures of children irresistible! I love the joy and magic that children bring into my life! As a mother I know how important it is to treasure these moments as our children grow up so quickly moving from milestone to milestone as they develop into the amazing persons they turn into.
I love taking photos of children that are real, authentic, and true. Children are great at being themselves to such a degree that I am aww struck by them. Children are imaginative and they love to live in the moments. They are not afraid to play and they honestly do not care who is watching. The beauty of their magic pulls me in and fills my heart! The joy and excitement that I get from capturing the moments of magic that a child’s spirit puts out.
As a mom, we want to hold onto them and tell them do not grow up. Stay the same person you are right now. Be my baby forever! We say these things because we know these times are fleeting and we want to hold onto them a little bit longer. This is why I love to capture real photos of children at play! One day, that mom will look back and wonder where the time has gone. We will open up our albums of pictures and tell our children stories about themselves and show them how much they have grown and changed. We talk about the little things that made us laugh and the joy that they bring to us. They will look at all those magical moments that we have captured of their child transports us back to moments they did not remember or has simply forgotten for a moment.
When someone asks me to take pictures of their child I get excited! This is something I am passionate about! I could probably do it all day long without batting an eye lash! The one question I have for their parent is… What do they like to do? Where do they like to hang out? Where do they like to go? We work together to plan an activity that they have fun doing and I go along with them and capture their little prince or princess in their happy place! Doing what they love.
I think the best time to take pictures of children is when they are playing, imagining and living in the moment. That is why I love to set up times where we are doing something that they love to do. I love to talk to them, play and imagine with them. I let them take me on an adventure! I do not ask them to be anything other than themselves! I let them invite me into their world instead of asking them to be a part of mine allowing me to capture them as their magical selves!
What does your child like do? Let’s go on an adventure together! 🙂