“Children have certain tools they bring to this reality. They are smart, they dream, they ask questions, they are silly, quirky and sometimes quiet. These are the places, moments, when I find resilience, the strength and the dignity of childhood.” -Linnea Osterberg
Jackie has known Linnea Osterberg for a long time, and she can tell you: Linnea has claimed her mastery. In fact, she’s one of the “case studies” that Jackie uses in her presentations of the Better, Smarter, Richer principles; the way she has combined her Master’s degree in Family and Child Counseling with her passion for photography to find her “deep and narrow niche” (remember Principle #1 from Better, Smarter, Richer?) is truly inspirational.
Linnea is a photographer who specializes in black-and-white portraits of children—and she’s good at it. Really good. She is often asked, “How do you get kids to do that?” Always humble, she says she doesn’t “do” anything; she simply allows the child to be themselves and then captures the magic of their childhood experience. Parents tend to have deeply emotional responses to her work because they see not only their child’s likeness, but something deeper and more real.