November 17, 2014

Maddie | Stylized Children Portrait Photographer

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldnt’s, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen to me… anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”    -Shel Silverstein

Every once in a while, I step away from photographing mature adults, and enter the world of innocent childhood. I never regret it, because it always such a joy to capture children in their element.

I’m reminded of the freedom, the innocence, the absolute certainty that anything is possible. The dreams. The excitement for the future.

I see myself in their shoes, and wish I could be there again. But since I can’t, I’ll just continue to enjoy photographing the chubby fingers, bright eyes, curly-topped heads I always fall in love with.

This particular session with Maddie was SO much fun. Her awesome mom bought an incredibly adorable outfit with vintage high-top boots, and I found a perfect piece of luggage at a local antique shop. Together, we put together a simple styled session that transported us back in time a little. Maddie was a trooper through the chilly weather, and even finished up the session with some fun in the leaves.

Here’s hoping you feel inspired by a child today!


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