People often say they like my pictures because they are so "natural" and "candid". However, there is actually a lot more to them then that! Photographing children is not always an easy task- Some children love the camera and others well not so much! As a photographer and a pre-school teacher for over ten years I have realized that my skills come in handy, I start out with plenty of books, stickers and toys, so the child feels comfortable. Taking candid of children are my favorite! I usually wait for when they are relaxed and really showing their true expression. I have also spent a lot of time prior to shooting, developing a relationship with the child so that we are all having a great time together.
Here are some of my favorite Candid Shots!
This photo was at Union College in Schenectady, she is looking up at her mom and I as we chatted- love how it looks!
In this photograph our dog Lucy is the entertainment, he loved petting her- and I got the shot of him looking down- what eye lashes!!!
All Smiles with this little one playing at home...
She was so happy to take pictures with her chickens and to show them to me, select places they love sometimes they are the best shots-
Finally I think I was singing "If Your Happy and You Know It"- grabbed this shot