|Photo via CreativeSoul Photography
By Erickka Sy Savané
There’s something about seeing the fresh face of innocence and joy in little kids that brings out the best in us. For some time, children of color were excluded from images that celebrate our innocence and beauty in media. It’s been changing. We’ve been changing. The hashtag #blackgirlmagic helped. Black Panther helped by showing that no one can capture us like we can.
Enter husband and wife duo, Kahran and Regis Bethencourt
of CreativeSoul Photography
, who just signed a 6-figure book deal with St. Martin’s Press to capture the beauty of children of color. The book will be titled ‘Halo’ and is expected to be available online in 2019. Recently, Kahran told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that they want to change the discussion around our history. “People think our history starts with slavery. What about when we were kings and queens?”
Peep some of the powerful and syrupy sweet photos that will make you understand exactly why these two are getting the BIG BUCKS!
All photos via CreativeSoul Photography
This little Princess is a work of art!
We can never have too much color. And she wears it so well.
It’s my guess that she’s in Venice. Can we tag along?
This crew is looking quite proper next to London’s Big Ben.
Nice to see us slaying in different settings. Beijing perhaps?
Hello Mr. President, we see you!
We’re always shining!
Gorgeous from head to toe.
Roller set. Let’s go!
Color me beautiful.
Pop culture kids for sure!
Would you buy a book with images like these?
Erickka Sy Savané is managing editor of CurlyNikki.com, a wife, mom, and freelance writer based in Jersey, City, NJ. Her work has appeared in Essence.com, Ebony.com, Madamenoire.com, xoNecole.com, and more. When she’s not writing…wait, she’s always writing! Follow her on Twitter, Instagram or ErickkaSySavane.com