What a cutie!! I got a serious workout during this portrait session at my favorite outdoor photography playground, Mills College. This charming girl explored everything at a very fast pace. I chased her all over the grounds…up and down the lawn, through the bushes, and around the buildings. Of course, I’m used to this, but her Mother was starting to feel like we couldn’t possibly be getting any good images. I reassured her that this is totally normal. We all know you can’t tell a three year old to sit still!
To me photographing children means catching real moments as they play, expressing their natural sense of wonder and adventure. It’s not about forcing them to sit still and say “cheese.” It’s so much fun to watch parents react with surprise when they see the beautiful images that celebrate their child’s authentic personality.