Imagine meeting someone new and scary for the first time and then being told you need to smile for them. This person is up in your face with a big camera and you have never met them before in your life. Mom looks a little anxious and isn’t holding you – so you are worried because let’s be honest mom needs to be closer. I imagine this is what our kids deal with when they have photographs done with a new photographer.
It’s awkward for us as adults, but for kiddos it might be down right scary. My job is to help them overcome that fear and have fun! As a mom, I have some experience in this department. I’m constantly chasing my kids and capturing magical moments in my free time. This isn’t because it is my job, it is because it is my passion. I am daily working on improving my skills because I want to offer the best possible results for clients. Kids can tell that I like them and even after a quick twenty minute Mini session, I have them coming out of their shell.
Miss Lina was the shy and not so sure about this strange lady type. So, I set out to have fun with her on her 2nd birthday photo shoot. It was incredible to see her go from the typical coy and unsure smile of a toddler searching for her mama to a bright eyed smiling beauty! So, don’t worry too much if you have a kiddo who doesn’t love to smile. Either I will help them out of their shell or we will get memorable photographs of them discovering the world around them.