The best thing about kids is that when you let them be themselves, they’ll give you all of them. Beautiful Willow did just that. She’s a sweet little girl that takes some warming up to get her out from her shell. I’ve known her and her family for a few years now, and I feel like our relationship took some time to build trust and love and now she’s one of my favorite little people and our daughter, Eden’s, best friend.
I believe every child has their unique beauty and special qualities that should be affirmed daily. It’s so easy for children to see the world and people in it at the purest level and somehow we damage the rose-colored glasses, and we forget how unique and special we all are. Let me digress for a moment.
I heard a mom the other day in the restroom talking to her toddler son with such happiness and kindness, and I thought to myself, “Why do we not talk to adults like that? When did we stop doing that?” I tried it on Michael tonight, and it was so lovely hearing myself be so loving and kind to him in just two basic sentences. You should try it to! It’s almost a daily reminder of how sweet I am to Eden who is a year and hald and how I should be the exact same way with my husband, always.
Now back to the Kids Portrait Session. Blue Stream Photography had so much fun getting to photograph Willow and reinforce how awesome she is. Like most people, being in front of the camera can be intimidating and a bit scary. But that’s where my eye and love for seeing the beauty in others come in to play. You’ll see from viewing her portraits below, that she has quite a bit of different looks, and, her natural look is beautiful all on its own. I consciously didn’t try to push or have her change her expression once she took my direction, instead, I found that sweet moment, and went after it, that’s when a picture is made.
For the little girl who would to never let me take her picture she did terrifically. I’m so glad you finally let me and I thank you so much for trusting me to make portraits of you!
Photographer: Blue Stream Photography & lovely assistant
Stylist: Blue Stream Photography
Hair and Makeup: Reva Goodwin