"Unpredictability. Accidents. Not good when you're engaging in, say, brain surgery, but when in lighting… wonderful!" - Joe McNally, photographer


PHOTO | toddlers • children • teens

WELCOME  TO  GLEAUX  PHOTO!  I'm  Erika  Rhein  Givens,  and  I  love  taking  pictures  of  children  being  children.  Capturing  little  faces  the  moment  the  light  changes  or  emotion  traces  across  it  has  long  been  a  guilty  pleasure  of  mine.  As  a  graphic  designer,  I  try  to  shoot  using  the  basic  principles  of  design  to  tell  a  unique  story  in  a  solitary  image.  But  this  process  of  "designing"  an  image  behind  the  lens   is  totally  USELESS  without  having  first  secured  with  my  subjects  a  comfortable  safety  net  of  fun,  wonder,  silliness,  curiosity,  and  freedom  to  be  who  they  are.  With  ample  clicking  and  the  good  fortune  of  great  lighting…  Tadahhh!  A  Gleauxtograph  is  born  : )  Thanks  for  visiting!

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Please  email  me  for  pricing  [  erika@gleaux-art-design.com  ] 

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Cheers!  - Erika


GRAYSON,  lake  hodges,  san  diego


2ND  GRADE  AUCTION  POSTER,  del  sur  elementary  school,  2014

"The  question  isn't  who  is  going  to  let  me, it's  who  is  going  to  stop  me."

jacob 01

2nd  grade  auction  poster  01

tabitha 01


 SUNDAY  MORNING  WITH  OLIVIA,  pacific  beach,  san  diego

 

DONOVAN  KIDS,  oceanside,  california


PARKER,  rancho  santa  fe


LUKE & REID,  by  the  window

luke  01  

luke 02 

reid 01


HAYLEY,  modeling  ZED  card


AVA,  acting  ZED  card


ANNEMIJN,  balboa  park,  san  diego   


JACK  &  BEN,  wind  &  sea  beach,  la  jolla


SOPHIE,  los  penasquitos  canyon  preserve  historic  ranch  house,  san  diego


ALYSSA,  rancho  valencia  resort,  rancho  santa  fe

Alyssa_01_72.jpg

LAYLA,  los  penasquitos  canyon  preserve  historic  ranch  house,  san  diego


KOLKER  BOYS,  del  sur,  san  diego


NISA  &  RONIT,  wind  &  sea,  balboa  park


McCRARRY  KIDS,  carmel  mountain


LUKAS,  at  the  park


BROOKLYN  AVA,  many  moods

BrookeFairy_72.jpg

CAITY  &  JAKE,  wind  &  sea  beach,  la  jolla


ice  cream


ISABELLE  &  PAITYN,  8th  grade  yearbook  


princess  party


COLEMAN  BOYS  AT  THE  PARK  OVER  THE  YEARS 


TEUN  &  EMMERSON,  wind  &  sea  beach,  la  jolla  


COUSINS,  carmel  river  beach,  carmel  by  the  sea


GIVENS  KIDS  AT  THE  BEACH


GIVENS  KIDS  AT  HOME


2ND  GRADERS  UP  CLOSE,  del  sur  elementary  school

caitlyn 01

saira 01

taylor 01

jonathon 01

emma 01    |   2nd  grade  auction  cookbook,  del sur  elementary  school,  2014

avery 01    |   2nd  grade  auction  cookbook,  del sur  elementary  school,  2014

ryder 01    |   2nd  grade  auction  cookbook,  del sur  elementary  school,  2014

tabitha 01

ashley 01

diego 01

reese 01

kahlid 01

sam 01    |   2nd  grade  auction  cookbook,  del sur  elementary  school,  2014

marissa 01    |   2nd  grade  auction  cookbook,  del sur  elementary  school,  2014

chase 01   |   2nd  grade  auction  cookbook,  del sur  elementary  school,  2014

tyler 01    |   2nd  grade  auction  cookbook,  del sur  elementary  school,  2014



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