Kids do, don’t they? They do the cutest things.
Our philosophy on photographing children is simple.
Children are people, albeit little ones. You don’t patronise your children, so we don’t either.
We don’t look down on them, or talk down to them. They have good days & bad days, just like we do. They experience a range of emotions at any given time.
Observe them, talk to them, ask questions ( they will let you know what they like, & what they don’t like) & most importantly meet them at their level & listen to them. No one likes it when someone doesn’t listen to them.
Just like everyone else that we meet, children can teach us a lot, about ourselves & about people. They don’t pull any punches & shoot straight from the hip.
Having said all of that, when the moment comes you still have to make sure that you capture it! If you are having a bad day, or are tempted to feel sorry for your self, I guarantee spending some time with children will realign your focus (so to speak) & put things into perspective.
Until next time.