Ohhh my goodness, their mom may not believe me, but THIS one seriously one of my most favorite photo sessions. Let me tell you why, it was challenging but in a FUN way! Being a mom myself to a 3.5 year old little guy, I totally understand how little boys work. This session had me on my toes…singing! Dancing! Making bird, dog, horse, duck, cow noises! You name it, I did it to get their attention. We did have to resort to bribery with fruit snacks, but hey…if you have a little boy then you definitely understand. In the end, it turned out amazing and Gina, seriously…you have the cutest three sweet boys. Make that four with the doggy! Loved this session and hope to work with the “C” family again in the near future.
So this is how our session started off…little guy was a true escape artist, you’d put him down and poof! He’d be gone! Hee hee
Post-bribe…I think this one took about 6 times…it’s funny because it’s true and that is why I LOVED this session because this is really how photo sessions go. When I talked to these darling boys’ mom, Gina, she said she loves looking at my photography page because everyone is always nice and smiling and picture perfect and she mentioned something about her boys being all over the place but listen…that isn’t always the way life is. It is not always the way photo sessions go, the majority of the time I am toddler-chasing, kid rounding, singing, dancing, and begging for them to look my way at the camera. This is real life. Kids are kids, and I love that. Of course every family is different and don’t get me wrong, I do love when things run smoothly too (it’s nice every once in awhile, ya know? Ha ha).
In the end, all that matters are the beautiful moments we will capture together. They may not be what you had in mind exactly, but they are better because they are how you are, how your family is, how your children are…they are yours and that will make them special to you. I had an amazing evening with these sweet boys and we captured some great memories. ♥