A Photo Lesson from Kate Middleton
Last week, the first official portraits of Princess Charlotte were released and while I donâ€™t usually report on celebrity news, I have to make an exception here because I was so excited to find out that these photos of Princess Charlotte with her older brother Prince George were taken by none other than Princess Charlotteâ€™s mother, the Duchess of Cambridge herself!
The reason Kate Middletonâ€™s baby photos are exciting to me is because, as much as I believe in professional family photography (not to mention being a professional family photographer myself!) my first passion is encouraging and empowering parents to take their own photos of their kids. I love that the Duchess chose to share personal shots that she took herself when we all know she could have had her pick from the worldâ€™s best photographers.
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Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a family photographer and photography coach for parents with Photosanity. A former architect and interior designer, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two boys Liam, age six, and Jack, age three.
Alethea is on a mission to help parents more fully experience the precious fleeting moments of their childrenâ€™s lives through photography. Find her on http://photosanity.com