"I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” Charles Dickens.
To photograph a child is a privilege. It’s the one thing in my work I feel most responsible about. These impressionable beings, with their life-experience filters not fully developed, are honest and true. As a child I still can remember many adults that I encountered along the way. Some were mean, some I thought were funny, some kind, and a few I actually wanted to be like when I grew up.
I want the kids and their parents to know that I care about them and that I‘m going to do my darndest to capture give them something to talk about for many years.
Are Smiles Important?
Every parent likes to have portraits of their children smiling. And yes, we'd be happy to oblige you. In addition to this, however, I will spend a good portion of our time together photographing “the other side”, the quieter and more contemplative side, or maybe the "attitude" side. These are the portraits of children that will resonate with you most, the ones that will tug at your heartstrings or make you smile, and never get old, even years from now.
" When people come over and see these works of perfection hanging in our home, they are awe-struck by the story they tell. People have actually cried when they saw them. Thanks for putting your all in your work. It has made a difference in our lives whether you realize it or not. You have made a dream of mine come true." Catherine Riemer