When I photograph children, I focus on capturing the child completely unposed in his or her natural environment and in natural situations.
I search for more than a happy face smiling at my camera, and I believe that all emotions and expressions are interesting and can make for a beautiful portrait: seriousness, curiosity, thoughtfulness, joy – even boredom.
Together we will choose a location which means something to your child – a place where he or she feels safe and is used to coming. Most importantly it needs to be a place where your child can do something actively on their own. It can be at your own home or it can be an outdoor location such as the local playground, a park, the woods etc.
During the session I will follow your child around with my camera in order to capture expressions and emotions as they happen. Sometimes I will interact with him or her in order to create some slightly directed environmental portraits, but most of the session will take place as a normal documentary session.
As a parent all you have to do is be present and make sure that your child is feeling safe and happy.