Pink doesn't exist in the world of boy.
So for today, I enlisted my friend Heidi's cute little girl. We dolled her in pink, head to toe. Oh my, so much pink! It has been raining off and on, so I took her outside in rain boots and equipped with an umbrella... and we had fun! I treated this very much like a lifestyle shoot, and let the little lady lead the shoot. We had tons of fun jumping in puddles, running around, screaming and giggling. I was exhausted by the end. But beaming.
Goodness. I love my little boys. Don't get me wrong. But how I want a daughter...
This was a great exercise (literally...) in photographing a child. You can't just ask them to sit and smile nice. All that gets is either A) a forced CHEESE or more often B) anger, screaming, and pure camera avoidance. With kids, you have to get into the shot. You have to play around, be a fool, and literally exhaust yourself.
Boy, is it fun!
I love this entire impromptu shoot I did today. In fact, I will be posting a full preview album for it on my Facebook page... soon. This little lady was a perfect model in the rain puddles. Especially in that pink.
(Again...I want a girl...)