I’ve taken so many images, and have so many different favorites for so many various reasons. Social media, internet, and web-based portfolios are all great; but this online world we live in sometimes leads things to be a bit less personal. I believe that every image has a story to tell, and that’s what I love doing for my clients so much! I don’t always get a chance to tell the story behind every image though–what I love about it, what makes it special to me. So, I thought I would start a weekly blog post that featured one of my favorite images…deconstructed. The story behind it, the reasons I love it (whether they are technical reasons of lighting/composition/etc., or emotional ones about what and why the image makes me feel). So check back every week–some of these shares will be personal ones, and others will come from clients’ sessions past and present…one of your images might be featured here!
It makes me smile…plain and simple :)! I love this picture because it’s so real. I guess it’s what some would call an “out-take”. I call it golden! I couldn’t have asked these kids to do this shot any more perfectly for me if I had tried to stage it. In fact, I’m sure it wouldn’t have even compared. Particularly as children get older, it’s all about capturing those brief moments when you can really get a feel of who they are and how they interact with each other on a day to day basis. The older they get the harder it is to keep them from just smiling at the camera, so when I managed to capture this, it just made my day. It’s one of those images that I couldn’t wait for Mom and Dad to see, and to find out that it felt as perfect to them as it did to me!