Jill, thank you for letting me use your kids!
These are from last summer when I first tried to take portrait style pictures. I couldn’t have asked for better days to try out this style. The lighting was perfect and the weather was nice.
These three are fun to work with even when I “boss” them around asking them to stand this way, put your hand here, and look this way. I like to make it fun and not be too bossy. I find that the best pictures come when I let them be themselves.
To me, those are the best pictures, not ones that are too posed but have a more natural look to them. With that in mind, I rarely edit any of my pictures other than cropping them or making the picture black and white. I try to keep my pictures as real as possible. True beauty doesn’t need to be edited or have a filter on it.