One thing my mother drilled into me was this sentiment: "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all." Maybe not the most helpful message, but it certainly stuck with me, which is why writing this blog post is tricky. Now that my son is in high school, I recently had to log onto the school pictures website and order a picture package. Is it okay to say it KILLS me to pay money for an image that doesn't capture my sweet boy in anyway? One thing is for sure, come senior year, that boy is coming with me out to a field or downtown and having his photos made!
Photographing children has been my passion for the past 5 years, and I still love the crazy adorable energy of little ones, but recently I've fallen in love with photographing teens. Maybe it's because I now have one, and another on the brink of his teen years. I can relate to them and remember what is was like to be a teenager. All the ups and downs and exciting moments come rushing back like a vivid dream. A few weeks ago, I met this beauty in a nearby park and we spent close to a hour walking, talking and making pictures together. I say together, because it really does take two to make a beautiful photo. Make that three - the photographer, the subject and you, the viewer.