Photographing Kids

January 29, 2014 / Shoots

I recently photographed some of my friends children for fun. At least as a temporary experiment/series. Not the traditional “say cheese” kind of stuff, but more editorial, like I’d approach any other shoot. After thinking more about it, I’ve realized how intriguing this is for a long list of reasons:

• No hair/makeup needed

• No 8-12 hour shoots. 1 hour and I’m out.

• No entourages or difficult publicists/management

• No 60-90 day payment plans like most clients

• No retouching necessary

• No waiting for 6-9 months before showing the finished, published pieces. I can release art whenever I want.

• No deep insecurities like most adults have

The list goes on but you get the idea. It starts to sound like heaven.
Just me, my gear and kids. I can do this.

The following are from 2 different shoots at friends houses. Both shoots were done on the same day.. an hour at each house.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56 comments
muna0001
muna0001

would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during this shoot. 

Ottawa Headshots
Ottawa Headshots

Photographing children and young adults is so tough.  Thanks Jeremy. Great pics



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danepapercrane
danepapercrane

It's important to have great photos of your kids.

EfratHazut
EfratHazut

Amazing work! So fresh and unique. Can't wait to see more!

KimberlyNaranjo
KimberlyNaranjo

I especially love 1, 3 and 4... you are an inspiration. I photograph children, so I know what a beautiful job this is behind the scenes. you make it look effortless.    Exodus 20:6 @jeremycowart 

anitagt
anitagt

@jeremycowart you're amazing, jeremy!! I love this shots! Hopefully whenever i get to have kids, i can hire you to photograph them as well!

elisbatina
elisbatina

@jeremycowart u took a nice shot, congrats. My favorite is the blonde kid with the hair on his face. :)

MEgadgetguy
MEgadgetguy

@jeremycowart really nicely done and well played with light :-) safe to say it was a successful shoot for you :-)

atikusphoto
atikusphoto

@jeremycowart really nice work. I particularly like the group shots. Did you pick up any tips to help get the best out of them?

StacyPetrossBourret
StacyPetrossBourret

You are amazing. I totally love your take of photographing children. It raw and utterly amazing!

CaseyCornett1
CaseyCornett1

It's really cool to see how God shows His face through children.  You capture it well.

jonathanwestra
jonathanwestra

Awesome work! Would love to sneak peak behind the scene's :) 

Girish Joshi
Girish Joshi

Great images. A different take on children photography. You make them look like a music band without any hassels.

tvman11wc
tvman11wc

@jeremycowart My man... You are the best! Great job! Kids are the fun to shoot but quite a serious challenge most of the time.

NatashaRuz
NatashaRuz

My heart simply swelled.  Nothing more to say.  Beautiful. :)

Marlas7
Marlas7

@jeremycowart 3rd thought: in setting up your photos, anything you used became part of the work of art (no gimmicky props) I love these.

Marlas7
Marlas7

@jeremycowart 3rd thought: I love how anything used to set up the photo was not just a cliche prop, but became a part of the work of art.

Marlas7
Marlas7

@jeremycowart My 2nd thought was that you captured their personalities; you either know them well,or you're extremely good with kids!

Marlas7
Marlas7

@jeremycowart My first thought was, "These look like movie stills, the lighting and mood created are amazing." You're right-no "cheese" here

CheriTaluzek
CheriTaluzek

First, I must say that you are an incredible talent & human being. I've been taking pictures of kiddos for almost two decades. Most of the photographers I've met or admire write off those of us who choose this medium within our field. It's so nice to see a leader in our industry dip their toes in the world of children's portraits and not only rock it - but also not put a negative light on it. As always, you are honest,genuine, and someone I admire. I look forward to this new endeavor of yours in addition to all of your other work. Thank you for sharing. 

emilieigg
emilieigg

My faves are #1 and #4. Stunning! 

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