Two women were waving at me through tinted glass so I waved back and pulled around. A woman I thought was Nicole walked over but then I realized she was definitely not Nicole. She was saying, “It’s so nice to finally meet you!” and I was thinking, “You have me confused with someone else!” Then she enthusiastically added, “I’m Nicole’s sister!” The family resemblance was amazing!
I had the privilege of working with Ansley and Lucas last year. Nicole surprised her sister with some portraits – which is a brilliant gift idea! I assumed she was doing the same thing, but this time mom came along.
Megan’s beautiful children were divided about having their photos taken. Ansley, the model, was all about it.
Lucas, on the other hand, was none too happy to be missing cousin time on the playground nearby.
So a little jumping was in order. And also a little bantering.
And finally some long awaited playground time!
As you’re thinking about locations for child photography, playgrounds and parks are a great option because they are places kids love to be. This usually means that the children will relax and be themselves, which produces more authentic portraits. Parks with water and features like small bridges add a lot of variety to the background. Black Creek Park is one of my favorite places on the Westside.