It was really the ideal fall day for a family session on the waterfront. Sometimes it’s difficult to get kids excited about a family session. I remember being a kid so vividly and being so cranky every time my parents wanted me to do something with them. I couldn’t image getting my picture taken with my family! I have so much sympathy for these kids. I do my best to engage in conversation, let them explore where we are and just have them be THEM. If there is wind that is making their hair crazy and their skirts flying and they are loving being in the movement, I say BRING IT.
Because when they are relaxed (and this applies to adults too) you get the BEST expressions. You can’t force happy when you actually feel happy in the moment. Those are the kinds of pictures you want to look at, natural, relaxed smiles of people being them.