Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly
Last week I had the opportunity of photographing the children of two of my favorite friends, Kostas and Kristy Mallios of Seattle. I've been photographing these two girls since pretty much the day they were born. It has been my experience that images captured in the privacy of the family home lends itself to a wonderful "homey" feel, with relaxed children, and images that are a bit more "real." I used simple tools for capture: The Canon EOS Mark IV, the 135 2.0 lense, the 70-200 2.8 and a few with the 28-70 2.8 lense. My apperature is always around 2.8 or less depending upon the amount of information I wish to have in focus. My first priority is to find the light, and then photograph with that light source in mind. All of these images were shot using either window light or existing room lights. The key to success: Be aware of your surroundings, the direction of light, and let the kids dictate the flow.