Jun 30, 2011

Let the Kids Dress Themselves

Let the Kids Dress Themselves is a portrait inspiration blog in love with creative and honest photography. Myself, Wendy Laurel, and Tory O'Leary are the editors.

Tory O'Leary
Kjrsten Madsen
Kjrsten Madsen
The style of Let the Kids Dress Themselves is creative and honest photography. We love to see really beautiful and fine art photography that shows off the childrens' and families' personalities. We look for real life scenes and not overstylized photo shoots. And we are looking for an emphasis on the people, not overloaded on details or props. Of course we provide links to things our readers will want to know, i.e. where to buy that super cute baby outfit etc., but the emphasis is on the subject's personalities and relationships and beautiful photography. Our blog also provides a listing of our favorite baby and family photograpers by area.
Wendy Laurel


Tory O'Leary

Wendy Laurel

Recently in JPG magazine, Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai said, "Style is a voice, not a prop or an action. If you can buy it, borrow it, download it, or steal it, it is not a style. Don't look outward for your style; look inward." That is exactly what we are looking for at our blog. Photography that shows the photographer's voice. The props and actions can be put aside and let the photography and the subject shine through. "Gimmicks and merchandise will come and go, but honest photography is never outdated."

Wendy Laurel
Let the Kids showcases an amazing variety of both digital and film portrait photography. All different styles of babies, children, family and portrait photography are featured. The more unique and creative, the better. The criteria is to make us say, "Dang, I wish I shot that!" Submissions are accepted at submit@letthekids.com.

Who we are:

Wendy Laurel is a family and wedding photographer in Maui, Hawaii. She is the mother of four children, Nalu (15), Hannah (9), Noelle (7), and Noa (3). Wendy shoots 100% film and uses a variety of cameras, including toy cameras in her client work. She is known for her use of color in her images. She has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Brooklyn Bride, Weddings.com, and Rock and Roll Bride. She also has photos being published later this year in the soon to be released book, Lens Flair. Wendy's work can be viewed at http://www.wendylaurel.com.

Wendy Laurel

Tory O'Leary is a 100% film, sought after newborn and family photographer in Southern California. She was voted Top 3 in Los Angeles's Hot List for Portrait Photographers as well as a Favorite by the Daily Breeze. She is the mother of two children, Pierce (5) and Leighton (2). Tory's work can be viewed at http://www.photographybyvictoria.com.

Tory O'Leary

1 comment:

Cindy L. said...

Your theory is inspiring. I've been thinking how awesome it would be with my next family portrait, to let my kids dress themselves. Let them be who they are, and let them wear what they want. As a photographer I tend to over-run the shoot with my family. I want everything perfect. Not this time!I can't wait to do it! Thank you!