This week’s Tiny Tuesday share is one of my favorite images from last Fall. People often ask how I get such natural smiles from the children during my sessions, and the trick is to just let the kids be kids. These guys were having a blast just running around their own backyard and making a piles of leaves for jumping. I played along and was just a bit silly myself and I was able to get this absolutely adorable smile from this little man. It may not be a photographic competition winner for technical reasons, but this little guy most certainly wins hearts with that twinkle in his eye. The background tells the story and shows exactly what was happening as his sister adds more leaves to the pile, and this little man was simply off running to grab some more.
For me, this image is pure happiness. It is capturing smiles like these that make me love my job. After my sessions are over and I’m sitting down at the computer to post-process these images, I get so excited when I see all these little smiles. Smiling is contagious, and so I get to smile while I work.