Oahu Portrait Photographer | Children’s Studio Portraits
Some people ask me why I chose to move to studio portraiture when I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Of course, I still have clients who are on vacation ask for sessions on locations while they are here. I do not fault them at all for this. After all, Hawaii is beautiful. But photographing clients in studio really allows me to capture the true essence of who that person is, or who that family is with out all the distractions going on around them. In the studio, it becomes just about the clients. The small details. You get to focus on personality, or certain features without worrying about that’s in the background. Children’s studio portraits are no different. Without the distraction of the beach or the park, ow whatever else is around us, I get to focus on that child. And nothing else matters.
No two the same.
One of my favorite things to do when a family comes into the studio is to capture the little personalities of each of the children. I don’t ever assume one child is just like the other sibling. I know well enough having three children of my own! Even though all three came from their father and myself, they couldn’t be more different. And not just in personalities, but in appearance as well! So why would I expect my clients children to be any different? I love seeing the fun, extraverted personality come out in one child, and the shy, reserved personality of another. Then throw in the sassiness of the third child and you have the perfect trifecta of each child’s personalities. The simple fact is, they will not be like this forever. They may not always be full of sass or calm or extraverted. The way they hold their hands together, or the way they interact with one another won’t always look like this. So make sure you document it.
The freckles may fade over time, or get covered up by makeup as she becomes a teen. The beautiful red hair may one day be green or blue (trust, me, I’ve woken up to that!) And the gap in their teeth will eventually be filled with that adult tooth and they won’t lose any more baby teeth. So make sure you have these moments in their lives documented. You will never regret investing in portraits. The only thing you will regret is not having the portraits one day to look back on.
Oahu Family Photographer: Debbie Leanne Photography
Location: Portrait Studio