If you’ve ever tried to photograph kids, you know that it’s a tough job. Trying to get them to stay still for more than 3 seconds is almost impossible. Especially when it is a scheduled shoot with a family, and the kids have their own agenda for how things are going to be for the next few hours.

This shot was taken at a local park near my house. My niece (the subject) was climbing up a slide and just happened to look over at my while I was preparing to shoot. I’m a fan of natural light, and to see how the sunset was shining off her huge cheeks created just the art that I wanted to capture.