Children are always a trip to photograph, whether it’s photojournalistic or portraiture.
Here is a photo I snapped off just before a wedding ceremony at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. There are several locations on the Biltmore Estate grounds where weddings take place; this particular wedding was at the Deerpark.
When photographing children I usually get the camera at their eye level. This isn’t always the case, it just depends which lens I’m using and what look or mood I’m going for in the photo. Here it was all about the kids expressions so I felt it was necessary to get on their level. The lighting is all natural, as the flash would have ruined the ambiance of the space. Also firing a flash would have blown my cover if I had needed to retake the shot.
Camera / lens info : Nikon D700 with Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens (1600 ISO)