Today I took an afternoon off and went to the park with my little girl. I feel awful not giving her enough of my time, as well as I’m being regularly told off by my mum for not photographing Maja enough. In fact, I’m photographing the whole world but my own child that grows so fast!
We met up with Maja’s friend from school & her mum in a local park and took couple of portraits. Both girls were fantastic modelling wise, and although I had a great time I also reminded myself why I’m not a dedicated child photographer. This is the hardest work ever, if it looks effortless here – well IT ISN’T! And I think I’ve already had some fantastic modelling material, what about some really unpredictable, not willing to cooperate in the slightest, moody kids? I really, truly, wholeheartedly admire and respect quality family photographers, because as much as I love children I wouldn’t become one in a million years. I guess I’m lacking patience whilst being too much of a perfectionist – both unacceptable in this case. During child sessions you simply take things as they appear and literally ‘go with the flow’, otherwise the more effort you make the further you are from the results you’re after!
On another note – these two below are proper stunners and rather straight forward to work with; I guess the age of 5 is an easy one to photograph. ‘Aren’t I gorgeous mommy?’ I have to be careful and shape this overgrown confidence a bit when she gets older!