“There is just one life for each of us: our own.” — Euripides
I love photographing children. Let them be candid, natural and organic in what they are doing and how they are expressing themselves and you’re really capturing a piece of them in a particular moment. The same is true for adults, of course, although we tend to be a tad more reserved at times, huh?
The photos I like best in the end are those that showcase people just being themselves, exploring their world, interacting with it, with others and, if they are so inclined, with me. I’ve never been one for canned or posed images, although I can understand when and where those kinds of photographs are needed or wanted.
A couple of weeks ago I had a shoot in Delaware County, Pa., with an energetic trio of siblings. We shot at an old mill in the county and the weather and conditions couldn’t have been better – foliage about at it’s peak, warm weather, beautiful skies…
And one of the best parts (for me)? The kids’ brought their nets to try to catch frogs (or whatever else was in the water). They got in the water up to their knees at times. They got dirty. They ran in different directions. They had fun. They argued. Just like siblings! It was real and natural. They were just themselves.
Here are some of my favorite images from that shoot:
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