Thursday, March 28, 2013
Preschool Portraits at Small Friends Preschool
I always look forward to photographing at Small Friends School in Portland, Oregon (I'll be there on April 15 and 16 this year). Small Friends holds a special place in my heart because it was the first preschool I photographed at some fifteen years ago. I think it was also the first time I had been to preschool since I attended preschool. I was blown away with the creativity of the environment, the art projects, the activities and the interactions.
I am fascinated by the way these little ones see the world and inspired by their wonder and creativity. The teachers do an amazing job creating an environment where the children can freely explore, engage and express themselves. It makes it easy to capture the true essence of the children in my photographs, and is one of the reasons I love photographing at preschools. I am creatively energized whenever I visit one.
Since my first visit to Small Friends, I have been fortunate to photograph at many other fantastic, creative and inspirational schools. If you know of a fantastic school that would benefit from some creative portrait photography, let us know.