My girls will always be young and playful in my mind. I seem to have cataloged them in my brain at a certain age because sometimes I have a difficult time with them getting older. These were taken for a college course I took last year to learn new software. I was pushed to get outside and photograph for fun. Just because I am a San Diego Child photographer, that does not mean I am ALWAYs taking photos of my girls. I try to take my “real camera” out for at least each child’s sport one time per season, vacations, one ski day, etc. I can sometimes lag on taking traditional portraits or creative ones as they can be time consuming and a lot of work. And just because mom is a child portrait photographer in San Diego does not mean I am going to get cooperation. I have had these outfits for over a year before I actually executed. And you know what? EVERY time I am done, I think to myself. “Why did I wait so long?” Children truly grow and change so fast.
So I ask you this, are you waiting too long to get portraits of your children and family? I meet a lot of people that tell me they love my work and “one day” they are going to hire me. I encourage you not to wait so long. No one has ever said to me, “I wish I never took pictures of my kids.” What they do say is that they wished they took more photos of their kids and NOT waited so long. What are you waiting for?