That first image there? That's my boy! I made him. You know, a little help from the wife. ;-) Cute, huh?
I love photographing children (successfully resisted using the term "shooting" there). They have no filters, or their learned filters are not so developed that I have to coax some sort of emotion out of them. They're in the moment. They'll give you everything they've got.
The toughest part is not getting them to stand still, because you can't. The most challenging and rewarding part is catching that special moment when you record all that adorable, mischievous honesty in one tiny slice of time.
And maybe you get a flash of their eyes in the shot to boot!