erin clendenin photography

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Casual Kids

Photographing children is one of my favorite things to do. My two boys will testify that perhaps I love it a little too much. For young children, I specialize in capturing candid and natural moments, while older kids are able to more easily "take direction". Either way, my style is fun and relaxed, and I try to stay away from anything that looks posed or portrait-like. I love to capture moments of kids being kids -- reading a book, rolling in the grass, playing with a favorite toy, or simply daydreaming.

The session typically takes less than an hour, although I set aside 2 hours particularly for babies and young children to allow for any little breaks that may be needed.

Clothing should be kept fairly simple, unless you want the shot to be about a particular article of clothing. Stay away from busy patterns or large logos. Solids (or small, simple patterns) work best, and an outfit that your child is comfortable in is crucial to having a happy child for the session. You may want to bring a backup outfit or two just in case.

I shoot color and/or black and white and the images are yours to keep. You do not have to go through me to order your prints. You will receive a cd with high resolution, printable images, usually less than a week after the session, and I will include a list of custom photo labs that I recommend for getting your photos printed.

Rates start at $150-$200 (depending on the number of children) if you come to me, and $250-$300 if you would like me to come to your home or location. I accept cash or check, but please no credit cards.