Then and Now / Danita Brooks Childrens Photographer

Then & Now Kids growing up through my lens /

Then & Now Kids growing up through my lens as a childrens photographer /

Back to CA from FL so time for a Then and Now of M. & C…

Back from my month in Jacksonville Florida and to start it off I am featuring a “Then and Now” of M. & C.  They are twins with a lot of personality!  As a childrens photographer, I see a lot of different personalities.  And these two are completely unique personalities and this was even evident back when they were toddlers.  I love using these personalities to show their own individual expressions and joy.

These two just have fun!  Boys can make anything fun most of the time.  I love the action at our photo sessions…boys just being boys with lots of laughing and playing.  One of the things that I love about being a childrens photographer is coming up with ways to keep kid’s attention (which can be really short as we all know all too well).  I love acting like a big kid…chasing kids down the beach, having a race or playing goofy games.  So whether I’m taking your children’s photographs or your taking your own, remember to play with them.  That is their language…they speak and relate to playing, laughing and having fun.

Remember how fast they grow…as a childrens photographer it does feel like a blink of an eye watching them grow.

From photo shoot to photo shoot and seemingly in the blink of an eye, these two have sprouted big time.  Their first session seems like it was yesterday.  That’s a session were we were chasing them a lot!   By a lot I mean a lot and feeding them snacks along the way too!  So as the cheerios and goldfish were flying, I also remember a dog walked up at just the right time for me to get some last minute smiles at our earliest beach session.  Random beach walkers with cute dogs are a great distraction at times for tired toddlers.

I had an absolute blast at this session in FL and I can’t wait to see how much they grow the next time!  Just one of the many joys of being a childrens photographer is the relationships that grow as well…I love that!

Then and Now…Danita Brooks Photography / Jacksonville Kids Photography

Then and Now Series…they were little and now they are not as little…

I’m starting “Then and Now” Series.  Kids photography is so important to me…they change so fast and it happens before my eyes (and my camera lense).  As a newborn and family photographer, I get the privilege of seeing my families grow and change as their lives change.  Some of my families are growing so fast and most of their children I started photographing as newborns.  To start out I want to feature one of mine.  Little A. just started school this year.  She still seems small to me but this takes me back.  Here she is “Then and Now”…



Laugh Everyday / Jacksonville Pet Photographers

Chihuahua…she is not 🙂

Chihuahua or may I say “sweet we don’t know what she is mix”.  This is our other baby and some of you may have heard her story.  We were told by the Humane Society that she was a Chihuahua…not so much!  I love the Humane Society but they were slightly off on this “small” dog.  This dog portrait was taken after we had her for a couple of weeks and now looking back I can see why everyone was saying “wow she’s a chihuahua but she has kind of big paws…are you sure?”.  Before we knew it she outgrew the purse we were thinking about!

Now she is a big sweetheart.  She makes me laugh everyday from her long lanky run as those big paws slide across our hardwood floors as we come home.  To begging for bananas and sleeping at my feet while I edit pictures on my computer, she is always by my side.  My sidekick thinks she is a Chihuahua…she thinks she is small.  But she is one big doggie with a sweet heart.

Dog Photography...we were told she was a Chihuahua but turned out way bigger /