I take a LOT of photographs of my children.
And while I am not a professional photographer by any means, I have learned a lot along the way.
When I look back at early photos of Ava, I shudder.
My skills were even less stellar than they are today and my editing was so off.
I really loved playing with effects often to the detriment of the photo itself.
As mentioned numerous times on the blog, I have an enormous amount of respect for children's photographers. It is no easy task trying to get a subject to be agreeable on top of trying to get that "perfect" shot.
Sometimes, I find that my very favourite photographs are often those that don't require the child to even look at the camera.
Often, a different perspective, in this case one photographed from behind, makes for a unique photograph.
And often, one that truly encompasses the mood of the day since more often than not, it captures the child in movement.
It also makes for
oblivious happier subjects.
The very last photo above is one of my favourites to date.
I love the contrast of the green grass, the destroyed from so much lovin' swing and the juxtaposition of Ava dressed formally in such a casual setting.
I won't talk about the head of curls.
I plan on sharing a few of the other tips + tricks I've learned along the way.
Hoping you will join me here over the next few weeks and share some of your own secrets for getting your cutest subjects to cooperate.