It takes kids a while to warm up to a (near) stranger hiding behind a big ole camera. Some know what i want and intentionally won’t give it to me. Others are horrified by the concept of having to smile nicely at a stranger. i get it. And i allow for it. Saturday’s shoot had two kids going in two different directions with the whole “Who is this photographer person?” game.
Mom and i put our heads together and took the little ones outside. There, they were able to explore about and look at the leaves and sit on the rocks… and suddenly they were interested in showing me their found acorns and leaves. The smiles then came easier and the two siblings turned on the charm. And i was ready to capture it.