Inside a family photo session
I was excited about this photo session because it was of Lily, my little 4 year old friend. She the sweetest, funniest, switched on, charming little 4 year old I know. Got to admit we have a special bond! I have known her mama since pre-school, so it’s funny we now have to sneak calls to one another as Lily is the gold champion medalist at competing for attention. She always has so much to talk about, a trait she gets from her mama!
So it took me by surprise on this cold winter morning in Newcastle, when Lily and her family showed up looking smart and polished. But can you believe little miss ants-in-her-pants didn’t feel like being photographed! On any other given day, she’d happily pose for the camera. But on this occasion she was excited for the first 5 minutes and than she was done. Yep, that’s right, DONE!
My little partner in crime wasn’t having any of it.
This is why preparing for a shoot is vital
Believe it or not this happens quite often depending on their age and mood. We all have good and bad days and so do kids.
Kids (like myself) have short attention spans. We got about 30min with Lily that morning and the remainder of time was spent on her little sister Isabella and mum and dad.
Preparation is key for moments like these! But you would never know when you see the collection of images we produced from that session….and not to mention all the gummy bears later!