Expect the unexpected when it comes to kids, but what I’ve learned is that the unexpected creates amazing photos! At the beginning of every photoshoot, I give each child enough time through play and conversation to get to know me, feel comfortable with a camera being around, and allow their true spirits to shine through. it’s important to know that ‘the subjects’ aren’t always predictable. Say no to “cheese” – someone in our childhoods, we heard that asking a child to say “cheese” would present an authentic smile, but the reality is that a goofy grin appears. I find that a candid expression from a child can be brought about when a bit of silliness and fun is inserted into the session, and kids really enjoy our time together!

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