My name is Katie Fulton and I am a children’s portrait photographer. From the age of 12, when I received my first camera, I have known that I wanted to be a photographer. However, my love for children began long before that. In making portraits of children, my goal is to explore childhood and the little moments that would not normally be caught on camera. Children have been an important part of my life ever since I can remember, and working with them teaches me something new each and every day. Being around children is exciting, and fun, to a point where I begin to feel like a kid myself. I love the joy on their faces when you chase after them, and the laughter that escapes when you smother them in tickles, after they promised they weren’t ticklish. The way the smallest things you do, bring the biggest smiles to their face, even if it is as simple as saying “ok no smiling for the next minute.” As soon as the “no smiling” part is out there, they can’t get the smile off their face. I love how open they are to new people, even if they are shy, it only takes a few minutes to warm to the camera and the person behind it, and the way they want to show you all their toys, each and every one. However, I have to say that the thing I love most about working with children is how different each child is. Having worked with children for a long time, I have seen the differences, and each child inspires me in different ways. Through my camera lens, I see each child as a unique little person, and in the end, I want to capture each child as who they truly are. With every child I meet, I have found someone else who captures my heart, and by doing so, makes it even more important to me that I am able to capture his or her unique personality on film.