Wow - this was fun! I had a wonderful referral call (relative of a previous portrait client)... and had the opportunity to take some fun pics at the beach. The fun part? 5 kids... and brothers and sisters at that! From a photographers's stand point - this was fun! Especially for THIS photographer! Since my craft focuses (ha, no pun intended) on candid photojournalism... this really put the kids in their element!
I'd never met the kids before... but they didn't seem to let that bother them. They were themselves right from the start! I love it! THIS is why I do what I do! I love to capture kids - just as they are. They may not pose perfectly for the camera - and I'd prefer they don't. I want to see their personalities! (In my opinion, years down the road when we are reminiscing - this is what we look for in pictures!)