Jessica McHale Photography

Children's portraiture - from little kids to big kids

Though I love capturing relationships between family members, individual portraits as we all grow and change are such a wonderful part of your families image library. My children's portraits are typically camera-aware, with direct eye contact. I move in close to capture those amazing features like babies eyelashes or school-age crooked smiles. Features change so much as they grow!

Individual portraits can be a part of your family session or a reason all it's own for a session. They can be done in my studio, at your home, or on-location. I look for soft, even light and a background that isn't distracting. I will set the child up where I know will make a great image, then talk to them. I talk about school or tell a silly joke to the little ones. The preschool crowd may get their toes tickled to reveal that authentic smile. What makes these portraits so special is the personality of each child that shines through - and it's important to take a few minutes to make that happen!

High School Senior photos are booked typically in the summer before the student enters their senior year. Session fee includes a hi-resolution digital file of your favorite image for the yearbook. Sessions are done on-location, with whatever wardrobe changes you would like within the hour or so we are together. Incorporating sports, talents, or hobbies is a really fun part of these sessions so don't be afraid to ask me to meet you in your art studio, or on the field, or other favorite place that represents your time in high school!

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