This time I got the pleasure of photographing a young girl. These images are still part of my current personal project. I am loving doing some work for myself. I feel a bit like I have my hobby back. Before I made the decision to be a photographer I worried that the thing I did to make myself happy and distract myself from day to day life would be lost forever. I didn't want this thing that made me happy to become a burden. Thankfully, for the most part, it hasn't. But sometimes it really helps to do some photography for me, so that the hobby part of photography is still there.
I'm finding this project a great learning experience for me. With the pressure of pleasing a client gone I can relax and do what I need to do to create the portrait I want to create without fear of letting a client down for not having produced what they wanted.
Photographing these children is such a joy. Ava was a smiley, lovely little girl, who mostly did as I asked. And as a result I got some great images of her that I've been able to work my magic on and create the sort of portrait I love producing. This style of portraiture is very much my sort of thing, although its not the only thing I do. There is a time and a place for this type of portraiture but I do feel it works so well with this age group.
I am, however, always up for suggestions and trying new things as long as I feel it is still possible to maintain my standards in quality. Quality is something I will never sacrifice.
She was about done at this point, can you tell? But I still love her expression here.