Clickin's Moms. They're out there in force - professionals, aspiring professionals and women who are just passionate about capturing the lives of their children. There is even a dedicated website - www.clickinmoms.com. What Kendra Okolita started as a safe place for a small group of women to talk photography has grown into an on-line home for more than 16,000 women. Here members find resources for technical knowledge, artistic growth, business development and a supportive community were all are welcome.
Whether she is an official member or not, last Friday's SideKick360 winner, Jessica Dieckhaus, is indeed a clickin' mom. Her winning image was the result of an impromptu spring photo session.
"Imagine perfect 70 degree weather, beautiful lush green grass, and some flowers blooming. That’s exactly what we found when we headed to Cortez Park literally a block away from my house in Jacksonville, FL. This little guy is a very good friend of mine's son. My friend had been wanting Easter and Spring pictures of both of her children. Being a military mom of two little ones under the age of three, we needed: quick, pretty and easy. This was the perfect spot. It also doesn’t hurt that Florida spring starts early here. With the mom's assistance, we tried capturing images of both her kids together, but the almost three-year-old decided she didn’t want very many pictures with her younger brother. That's when we decided to do just the little guy. While mom got him to laugh, I just kept shooting away on my Nikon D5100. That’s when this image happened. "