Children are beautiful, precious. I love their honesty, wonder, zest for life and play. Bruno Bettelheim writes about the "sacredness" of children's play. I feel this too. Play is the area where childhood and magic converge. That magic is what I want to capture. 

        Children seem to grow more comfortable when I get on the floor and play with them before - and sometimes while - I take photos. Even with posed photos, we engage in verbal play: jokes, songs, etc., allowing those real smiles to emerge.

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