Meet the Jennings family!
During this session, my assistant Ingrid and I felt like we were on a safari while we tried to keep up with the kiddos and their speedy quick antics. Fortunately, we were able to wrangle up everyone and capture the whimsical nature of childhood.
One of my favorite parts of photographing young children is that it’s often impossible to predict just what will happen because little ones are SO spontaneous. Especially in new locations, children are filled with an overwhelming desire to explore and that always takes full priority. As a rule of thumb, rather than forcing a child into a typical “sit-up-straight-and-smile” type pose, I play fly on the wall and capture the child naturally playing or in this case, digging in the sand. This method gets rid of the “deer in the headlights” smile and gives a more authentic and genuine feel to the overall images.
During this particular adventure, Ingrid and I were busy jumping through bushes, hiding secret gems for the children to find and playing tag team with puppets trying to get everyone’s attention. I’m sure the passersby must have thought we looked crazy! 🙂