Photographing young people is one of my favorite things to do. Most have such an open spirit and a fresh optimism that’s contagious. Gretchen is beautiful both inside and out and was a joy to photograph!
A brother and sister accompanied her for the shoot and helped me with the props and eagerly threw leaves on her when requested…
She will be twelves years old soon and these photographs were to celebrate that milestone. This was the last photo I took. I saw a children’s slide and had her bolster herself on it while I stood above to capture the shot.
We went down by the creek for some photographs. She forgot shoes to match her other outfit and went barefoot although it was quite chilly out.
I hope to retain the qualities that children possess!