I always think it when I see a family with two older boys and a baby girl.
“They got their girl.”
Now that’s not to say that they wanted or even tried for a girl. Maybe a boy was their hope. Perhaps she was a beautiful surprise. Whatever the case, a baby is a true blessing. This little one is not only a blessing to her family but a fighter. At the time of our session she was 10 months old and had already had one heart surgery. Less than a year later and she’s had her second open heart surgery and doing amazingly well! She is their little trooper and her big brothers’ real life super hero!
When you’re photographing a children’s portrait session or family session, I always say the kids dictate the shoot. You need to feel them out and then work with each personality differently because they are each unique. You might be able to tell that one of the boys wasn’t really feeling it that day. He almost gave me the “I am trying really hard not to smile at you” looks throughout–as if he might burst out laughing it he cracked! It was a gorgeous night and we shot until the moon was the only light hitting the beach The last shot of mom and dad pretty much sums up how most parents feel after wrangling kids for a family session on the beach….ahhhh, that’s a wrap!