For the last few years, I've been hired by Alki Beach Academy in West Seattle to photograph all the kids at the school.
It's been such a joy to capture these moments. As a dad of fast-growing children, I know all too well how special it is to freeze time. When I am doing portraiture, my goal is to capture raw, honest moments. It was fun to see the range of emotion in these little faces- surprise, delight, joy, curiosity, wonder. Often the moments we don’t capture in a photo are the ones where children are their true, unfiltered selves without pressure from the outside world to project otherwise. Through organic, fast sessions we get a window into this true self. And in this case, over 150.
It's been great shooting the same students year over year and seeing how they've grown.