My friend told me she only needed one photo of her younger son to match the photo I took of her oldest a few months ago. It was supposed to be a simple black and white portrait with a solid background. She wanted him to wear his aviator hat because he’s the creative type with a great imagination. Yes, one simple picture….
But I can never take just one. So we went outside and flew in circles, threw paper airplanes, and made disgusting sounds… ok, I made the sounds, he just looked at me like I’m a crazy person. I love the shy, serious kids that really force me to break out of my reserved, introvert comfort zone and make a real fool of myself. The smiles that were the hardest to get are the sweetest to capture on camera.
Katie Smith is a child photographer in Central Texas.
She loves playing with kids and using her imagination.
She wanted to be a Siamese cat breeder/astronaut/writer/cowgirl when grew up.
Instead she became a photographer and wouldn’t have it any other way.