November 29
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I must admit, shooting children is very challenging for me, even more challenging than a wedding! Yup, I would rather shoot a full blown wedding than photograph little kids. Why? Because little kids have an agenda of their own, they do what they want and they never stop moving… forget about trying to get them to look at the camera or be comfortable in front of a completely “strange lady”. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE children, but they’re challenging as most of you know.  Some photographers find children to be much easier than a wedding, I am not one of them… yet!

I will say though, I have trained my nieces and nephews from day 1 to love the camera. They know that I am going to chase them around and that there is no escape until I have something I like. Because of this, they actually listen to what I want them to do, I get the shots I want {and then I give them candy} and everyone is happy! They’re my favorite little people on the planet, I love them as if they’re my own and so it just makes me so happy to be able to give them the gift of their childhood memories.

I recently had a little photo shoot with my nieces {and glam girls} Addison and Lily. Such big personalities for these little bodies, I can hear their little voices as I look through these pictures. I know it’s cliche to say that “they’re getting so big so fast” but it couldn’t be any more true. Much like weddings, capturing babies and children is so important to documenting your families story.  Yes, custom photography is a luxury, but it’s a timeless heirloom that you’ll have forever and ever!

Peace, Love & Little Cheeks,

April K