It’s not every day you find people who absolutely click with the camera. With kids, it’s even more rare. I was very lucky the other day to photograph little Gianna, who was an absolute charm. She was totally cool with everything I said and threw in a BUNCH of adorable little poses on her own.
Another interesting thought, while looking back on these photos… In the portrait style shots, they look very simple and peaceful, right? It’s amazing what you DONT see in the photographs. Because in that small room, 9×12 if that, there was me and Gianna, a light stand and giant umbrella, my helper, Gianna’s mom, Gianna’s grandmom, her two 5-month-old twin sisters, who were crying, and my dog, a doberman-pit mix, who wanted to spend the whole time licking gianna and the twins. In other words, total chaos. I’m learning that as photographers, we learn to embrace chaos.
Anyway, I’m very glad that the images are able to completely capture little Gianna, while leaving out the rest. I guess in a way that’s one of the things photography is all about.