"I'm worried my children won't behave."
This is a phrase I’ve heard so many times but I’m here to put your mind at rest. I’ve decided to use pictures of a mini session I did with my own children. Why? Because I’m sure I’m not alone when I say this.. 9 times out of 10 my kids are better listeners for almost anyone else. Sometimes I have to give an instruction 62562884 times before it sinks in but if a grandparent or a teacher or a friend tells them the same instruction, I can guarantee they’ll listen the first time. I know it’s not personal, they’re just comfortable so they know they can push the boundaries or activate 'selective hearing mode'. That’s also why I hear “I don’t know how you do it, I can never get a good photo of my kids!”
During your session, I get the be that other person and that’s exciting! So I chose these photos as a perfect example of kids who don’t listen! Haha. So keep reading.
What if I told you they fought all the way here? Because someone was kicking the other persons car seat.
What if I told you the tiny one fell in a big kangaroo poo 2 minutes after getting out of the car leaving a dirty green stain on her dress?
What if I told you they decided to play fight, then actually fight, and we’re full on hitting each other on the blanket?
What if I told you the tiny one took her shoes off a million times and then the big one copied and it was almost impossible to have them both with shoes on at the same time?
What if I told you they didn’t listen to me at all and just got up and walked off? More than once. Basically the whole time.
Well, it’s all true! But the photos show them just being kids and how they love each other fiercely - which they do (in the moments when they’re not fighting). It’s unlikely that all of these things would happen at once with your family, but maybe they do and that’s ok.
What I’m trying to say is, your sessions are child-led. I’m not going to ask them to do anything they don’t want to do, I’m going to just let the magic unfold. You don’t need to stress at all because I will capture those beautiful moments, even on their worst day. I don’t know about you, but when I look back on photos of my kids I don’t just want to remember how small they were, but I want to remember their personalities too. That to me, is more precious than any posed photo.
Don’t miss this opportunity because you’re worried about their behaviour. I've got you. Kids will be kids and that is something quite special. So let's have an adventure!