Little by Little

I'm Kim and this is my little creative space. I am a homeschooling mom to 3, who loves Jesus! Photography is my passion. I blog about Life, Learning, and Light. I'm seeking to capture it all, Little by Little, and one frame at a time.

Kim is a winner of Top 25 Photographer Moms - 2013

Do you have any good tips for teaching children about photography?

Involve your children in photography by talking them through the details of capturing a great shot. Point out amazing light, shadows, geometry, and lines. Show them great compositions of artwork through various media by studying the works of artists, both contemporary and ancient. Art appreciation goes a long way towards opening the eyes of your children to see the world around them. When children are ready, equip them with a point and shoot camera to experiment. Let that freedom with the point and shoot slowly slide into readiness to pick up a DSLR. Then teach them everything you know!

Where is your favorite place to take photographs?

I love natural light, so I'm drawn to outdoor photography during the golden hour of the day. I love big open fields with weeds, grass, and flowers. I find these locations to be magical in portraiture. I'm always on the hunt for locations with these elements, and am know to squeal with delight when finding weeds!

What's a creative tip for taking good photographs of children?

Children are usually resistant to being overly posed. Some of the best images of children are when they are engaged in play, unaware of a photographer capturing them. Always have your camera handy and "spy" on your children. Try different angles such as getting down low to their level to create a feel of really going into their world, or shoot from above to capture their littleness. I love detail images. Capture all the little parts and details of your children. You don't always have to take in the whole scene to create a good image.