Monday, May 18, 2009
These shot are from a recent shoot at a school's playground.
Letting kids be kids make wonderful photographs.
That's my approach to photographing almost anybody, even posed portraits.
We go to a favorite park, hiking trail, or a play structure in their own backyard.
A place that means something special and makes them relax.
I ask them to just "be" or "do" whatever they want to do, with very little direction from me.
What results are natural, realistic portraits of their true selves.
And the added pleasure is that we have a lot of fun together in the process.
photos by Jenn Burdick ©2009