Show the Soul — Amy Grace

Amy Grace is a  Let the Kids Favorite for a very good reason, her ability to convey so much emotion in a single image is incredible. Her images prove that you don’t need an hour or two,  you don’t need props, you don’t even have to have a great location to take beautiful photos. You just need love, passion, and a purpose.

From Amy: “I love that these photos were taken totally spontaneously. Both kids fully dressed themselves for a drive on which we didn’t quite know our destination. Our options were limited with a toddler who refuses a shirt most days. We were on our way to a winery and didn’t make it because of the amazing, warm light that was pouring over these hills. We pulled over to the side of the road and both of them went running, my daughter danced, then found the picnic blanket from the car, my son found a stick. They did their thing, and it is as magical as anything I could have conceived beforehand. I love to shoot into the sun these days, as it gives the images a glow that I truly feel, taking them. They don’t pose, but I talk and chase and just watch. There is a trust between us, that is a gift.”
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“These images, for me, represent the soul of my kids. Our lives, like most others, are far from serene, far from perfect, full of a beautiful, loud, unpredictable mess. But at the core of that is a deeply rooted love, a grounding force that keeps us tethered to each other, and it is the closest thing to peace I know.”The nitty gritty: shot within the course of ten minutes, on a nikon d700 and my sigma 50mm 1.4.

Thank you, as always Amy, for this wonderful submission, it is truly breathtaking!

So we want to know, after viewing these amazing images of kids doing literally nothing but playing in an empty field, if you could have stunning images taken of your children doing just ONE thing, what would it be? Comment below and let us know!

15 Comments

  • amy grace says:

    wow, thank you so much for the feature. i wholly believe in everything you do here, and am so honored to be a part of it. xoxo

  • Dorian Bock says:

    Phenomenal images that truly captures the heart and soul of your children AND you. Beautiful job Amy Grace. Well done.

  • Pamela Joye says:

    i love how i can feel the wind, smell the air…images infused with the experience….

  • Such a beautiful session Amy. You have a gift for transforming any location into a magical place and for making the simple things, like playing with a stick or a blanket, feel like so much more.

  • Monique says:

    i love this… wonderful little story with great kids!

  • jules says:

    such a beautiful, inspiring session. love your work, amy!!

  • Jennifer Kahalas says:

    Truly enchanting! These images come to life and make you feel as if you are right there in that open field with the gentle breeze in your hair and the glowing sun on your face.

  • CrisStephens says:

    Amy you are so talented and inspiring. Love your photography and your ability to show the soul of the people you capture… stunning, as always! =)

  • Amy, these are breathtaking in every way. I love the feel of the sun in all of them. As I capture my own kids, I totally agree with what you say…the clothes, the props, are not the important factors but just capturing them being themselves….the pure essence of childhood. Something we will long to look back on one day!! Wonderful blog and wonderful photography!!

  • Kathy Leckie says:

    Amy, You did it again. You captured the kids in action. We can feel the sun and the wind as we look at the pictures.

    Wish you were around to take pictures of my kids, Well I guess you did take pictures of my big kids.
    XOXO Mom L

  • Annie says:

    These are some of my favorites-so incredible and they seem like a dream. Beautiful work once again, Amy.

  • Amanda Fechtner says:

    I feel like you gave us all your mommy goggles and we can all see how truely beautiful your kids are inside and out! You are so increadibly talented, it’s amazing how much emotion you pour into your photos!

  • Skye says:

    These are beyond gorgeous, I love the raw natural beauty to them, I love the lack of props and guides -the freedom speaks clearly. You are such a talent Amy 🙂

  • Colette says:

    Love these! Amazing images of a fun afternoon.

  • L isa Huhn says:

    Amy-Just beautiful. I have been able to see them growing up through your pictures and that means so much to me. Thank you. You are so talented

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