All my adult life I have been volunteering with children. I have done literacy work in New York City elementary and high schools for 10 years, a volunteer for Catholic Big Brothers for 8 years, and have hosted 6 foreign exchange students through AFS, each for a full school year.
It goes without saying I love photographing kids. Where it is not a large percentage of my work, I find it fun and gratifying. The younger they are, the more difficult it is. Try getting a cranky two year old to stand on a specific spot, facing forward, and smiling while the clothes look well styled!
I don’t share much of my children’s work, but here is a new collection from one of my NYC fashion clients. We shot it this spring. I am excited to hear it is already in 50 stores!