untitled-4821Last week I the pleasure of taking family photos with Madison and Kinsley – two super cute little girls with a mom who has STYLE!  This was the third photo shoot I’ve had with these girls, and I look forward to seeing what awesomely cute outfits their mom has come up with for each shoot! It’s also fun to see them grow.

I love it when parents get excited about their children’s photos and put some time and effort into designing the photo shoot the way they would like it.  After all, the photos are going to be on YOUR walls for years!!  I always have photography props on hand, but when a parent brings something from home that is meaningful to the family – maybe a blanket knitted by a family member, a small rocking chair, a fun hat that a friend gave the child as a gift – it makes the photography session and the images that are born from it much more meaningful.  These little girls’ momma was rockin’ it in teal jeans for all of them, fun necklaces, a hat for the birthday girl who just turned one, bubbles, and even a BOA.

One of the things I’ve learned about child photography, especially for the under 3 crowd, is that you really have to be patient and go with the flow.  Little ones’ attention spans are short.  They get tired easily.  I try to make the session as fun and relaxed as I can.  Often times this results in the most natural and beautiful pics.