What I learned from this shoot:
Oh heavens. I had no idea how vocal and interactive I was as a photographer (especially with children) until I lost that privilege and had to be quiet.
There were times I looked like an absolute fool because I was mouthing songs and breaking out animated expressions with no sound. The library was a FANTASTIC challenge to me, to see how I could create engaging images with literally, NOT SPEAKING. Remember the value of limitations?
I wanted the video to feature more footage from the actual session, but realized that it was a bunch of film with no sound 🙂 I really didn’t talk! We were in a library after all!
I did my best to let things unfold naturally after a little bit of direction to initiate. Then I had to rely on old fashioned composition, perspective, and a dose of patience in waiting for the perfect moment.
Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah. She is on the countdown for the community library storytime age minimum to arrive so she and little dude can start their own tradition. There will need to be a slight transition from eating books to reading them. But all in due course.