As adults, we have conditioned ourselves into finding ways to make transitions a little easier. We can prepare, map out, plan, anticipate, bring supplies to support discomforts, talk through feelings with other peer adults. But children are still learning just how to use these tools and resources, if they have even discovered their existence yet.
So, I often find myself walking into a home, as a stranger. Maybe the parents have talked about my visit, shared basic facts, but beyond that, the kids don't have much to go on other than ultimately trusting their parents.
So, we ease into it. I have always spoken to children with respect and maturity. Introducing myself, finding something to connect with them about. They see my camera which can sometimes be large and foreboding. If they seem fearful, I may even allow them to take a couple of shots and they always find such a thrill out of looking at the image on the back.
Before I know it, they have invited me to see their favorite toy, want me to color with them, and are ready to give hugs when it is time to go.
I love learning children. To see each unique little soul developing and learning, growing and observing. It is so fascinating to me. I am grateful to all that that invited me into their home and trusted me to document your life.
It would be an honor to document your family. Please contact me here to reserve your session.