August 23, 2012

Let the kids … PLAY. Orange County Children’s Photography

Yesterday I blogged a boatload of family vacation images that I *love*.  At the end of that post I asserted that my “style” has two elements that I fully embrace.  The first is  … to get the very best, totally authentic pictures of a kiddo, let the kiddo PLAY.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it?  And it is.  And it’s effective.  And fun.  And not overwrought with painstakingly torturous posing.  Just play.

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I think these images show an authentic slice of who my nephew is.  He is in his world.  Doing his thing.  And despite living daily life amongst many sisters, he is a boy’s boy.  He is tough.  Fearless.  Fast.  And yet, quiet.  Confident; comfy in his own skin.  And he has the sweetest Mona Lisa smile, just like his older sister. 

Let the kiddo play.  A child at play is beautiful.


Life with Kaishon said...

Amen. Play on babies. Play on!

Prairie Mother said...

I think this is the best piece of advice when I really starting photographing my own kids (instead of relying on school pictures...ugg) I was looking over some pictures of them a year or so ago and by far my favorites are the natural ones at play more than the posed head shots! Great advice :)

stacey said...

Adore these. And I so agree with your "play" philosophy. ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the shot where you are literally UNDER the swing. That is the absolute best perspective EVER!

Tracey said...

He is adorable. And I am soooooo longing to be on one of those tree swings. How cool they are!

Tracy P. said...

Ditto Michelle! How LOW can you GO??? You know how I love your low angles. The BW with grass texture is my favorite. YES to playing!