Childrens Photography by J. Starling Photography

Photographing children isn't something everybody can do. To be a children's photographer, you must understand the psychology of a child and interact with them on their level.  That often means playing games, using toys, and making a fool out of yourself in front of the adults to get a child to relax and forget that the camera is there. Creating natural and beautiful expressions are possible, when this approach to photography is taken.

Jonathan is a classically trained portrait photographer, who has studied many years to create fine art images of children. Often, he will visit museums to study the paintings of the impressionist who have influenced his style of photography. Among his favorites are, Mary Cassatt, with her portraits of mothers and children, Edgar Degas, who painted motion with his work of dancers and bathers and Édouard Manet's outdoor paintings of families and children in beautiful settings.