Ann Densmore, CA
For many years, I’ve developed ways to connect and listen to young children and bring out the best
in them. That’s what I do both as a photographer and as a speech therapist. I work outside/inside
to capture images in natural light. Both families and children enjoy the photo shoot and the
“adventure” outdoors, at a pond, in the woods, in playgrounds and in other natural settings.
I’ve spent over 25 years teaching young preschoolers with language delays to interact in play. I have
a doctorate in education, a specialty in children’s discourse, and a masters in human development
and psychology. I know how to make connections with children and their families. The camera
becomes a part of our relationship.
I also work inside/outside with young preschoolers at their day care or school settings. Parents love
to see their child in play with peers, climbing a slide, swinging on a swing, or jumping off a log.
These memories in photographs are treasures for years.
I also photograph natural settings, a seashore, a harbor, a young girl hoping to catch a fish. I’ve
studied photography at Maine Media with Alison Shaw and Peter Ralston. My great grandfather
was a Maine Clipper ship artist, my father a sculptor, and my mother a painter.
I have had several c-prints accepted in juried shows.