It had been a little while since I have seen this family. Last year I had to slow down a little because we move twice. That’s right, my friends, two times in one four months. It was quite the adventure. I was so happy that this family was able to snag a session this year. I loved seeing how much Sadie has grown.
Sadie was really shy at a first. She would curl her face into mom and dad. She would smirk a little at me but she was holding back. Mom said, “No worries, this is normal for her.”My Evan was the same way. Although, Sadie didn’t look mean. Evan made mean faces at our photographer during our first session when he was two, lol.
Eventually, Sadie couldn’t resist my charm and her smiles came out. They all looked great and I love how their photos came out. They even hit the big park at the end. I love that this park is here. I have to try to avoid it at first, but it’s a nice end of session reward.
When you have little ones, you should go into a family session with very little expectation. You never know how they will react or what mood they will be in that day. As I said before, my son made grumpy faces the entire session. At one point, he was picking his nose, haha. I don’t care! These are my most CHERISHED photos! Because they are the youngest in them that I have professional photos of (outside of chain studios and school). Don’t put off family photos just because you are scared of what will happen. Embrace this season in life and you will be forever grateful you did. You will only regret not doing it.
I offer a limited amount of family sessions each year. These typically book up early in the year. I always release family session spots to past clients first. From there, I release them to my newsletter subscribers and then to the public. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter and follow me on social media if you hope to have a family session in the future.