the elephant in the room...photographing kids

Sometimes you just have to 'get weird', be silly and make funny faces.
When my daughter popped this elephant mask on to get her 'sillies out' I took full advantage and grabbed my camera.

For this series of photos I used my Lens Baby lens which picks a part of the photo to focus on and throws the rest out of focus.  Alaina is not usually keen on having her picture taken so I had to shoot fast.  I think hitting the shutter quickly without any time to really think about composition adds to the overall mood of these pics.

Ahhh...she's such a good sport.

                                                                          I love her.