Kids kids kids
On Wednesday of last week I did a family portrait shoot in a small rural town. I think I had 4 of the cutest kids alive (and one beautiful teen) to work with, which made the shoot really fulfilling. But I also had 6 parents who were laid-back, easy going and knew what they wanted. It was honestly a blessing to work with them.
While I was editing the children’s photo’s I realized that I probably only got a 5% success rate on having all eyes opened, all smiles, and all looking at me. I guess thats pretty typical when working with kids aged 2-10…But I got a bit discouraged, mostly because I knew these were going to be hanging on their granny’s wall (and we all know how much gram’s needs to see faces and smiles).
From an artistic perspective, the pictures were absolutely beautiful! But when you are an artist, how do you distinguish between art and what a certain clientel might want? Do you worry about it, or just hope customers accept your work as is?
I viewed the pics with a couple of the parents, and I think they were diggin’ them. Fingers crossed that gram’s feels the same.