Here are some of my award winning color child portraits. Sometimes color is just too gorgeous to ignore.  The glow of golden hour light on her cheek.  A pop of blue sky to match his eyes. Color is essential, life affirming. All celebrations go hand in hand with color, with life! For my personal child portraits here, I tend to favor either dark & moody, in-between, colors. Or, lighter, airier shades & pastels. I love a dash of glow. A pop of vibrance. I also like to use my white balance tool to make sure the colors are true & real. Only enhanced. Whatever the mood, though, the most important is to capture the authentic. A parent knows his or her child. They know every expression, every gesture. A moment, tiny & seemingly unimportant, can create the most lasting impression.