You go with the kids’ flow.
It’s just a very basic rule that I’ve learned as a photographer. If you want to keep the kiddos happy, don’t force the photo. Just get them to trust and like you by playing with them and paying attention to them, and they’ll do whatever you ask!
This family was the FIRST family I ever photographed (not this session, obviously lol), and they really set me up for failure as a photographer. Hear me out… these kids are PERFECT. So polite, so happy, so sweet. Toddlers are not always like this, but after photographing these children for the first time I remember thinking, well that was EASY! …HAHA
I am so thankful for all the support this family has given me, and continues to give me. They are such a blessing, and I bet you can see how happy these sweet babies are just from the photos below!