As much as I advocate for parents to participate in photo sessions, I enjoy kids focused sessions! I will try to sneak in a few with parents anyways; those photos will have a real value in ten years! This session was mostly high energy sprinkled with some quiet moments.
I love creating space for children to be themselves and share what is important to them. Dedicating some time (off-camera) to show off their favorite toys, books, or talk to create a connection helps when I need to give a little direction. Recognizing Snorlax (Pokemon) in the boy’s room shifted their interest from a requirement to a fun and engaging play session.