When photographing families, especially families with young children, I find myself reminding the parents – “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” (Pun intended). Most people are not comfortable with having a camera pointing at them, even more so young kids. There are those “hams” that love to show off and have fun but, it’s not the norm.
This shoot took place late in the day and even though I knew these kids somewhat, one wanted to showoff and have fun and the other just wanted to go home. No problem. I get it. The moral of the story is that I will still get the shot. Maybe not exactly as planned but I will get the shot.
You can see by this shot that the little may not have been at her happiest but it still turned out to be a great shot, in my opinion.
Here comes daddy to rescue. A few tickles and we had her back AND got another great shot of her.
Now mom got a second change with her beautiful and happy girl.
Brother and sister out for a stroll.
When all was said and done, we got a great shot of mom and dad.