It's always fun to make new friends. It's even more fun when they are outside, running around playing, chasing one another, or just hanging out on a beautiful summer morning. Such was my good fortune on a recent morning when I visited Royal Oak School located in Hampton Township (where I grew up!) north of Pittsburgh.
I was delighted to have an opportunity to photograph the great kids attending the summer session at Royal Oak School. When I walk into any place, with or without my camera, I immediately get a feeling about the people and my surroundings. And my feeling about Royal Oak School is that it's a very special place. The staff was professional and kind, and the kids were great! They exemplified everything that I love about photographing children. They were funny, silly, friendly, cool, shy, coy, carefree, confident and sweet.
Enough talking! I'll let a few of my favorite photos from my visit speak for themselves.
Royal Oak was founded in 1967 which means they are getting ready to celebrate their 50th anniversary. That's 50 years of smiles. Congratulations, new friends at Royal Oak and thank you for allowing me to spend a great summer morning with all of you.