It’s so funny, after every session the parents to these little guys tell me I earned double what I charged for the session fee because I’ve been working my tail off to get the perfect pictures to document their growing family. I just laugh and tell them I wouldn’t have it any other way. Their boys are so active and healthy! (Thankfully, after a reschedule last week due to ear infections that don’t make for very happy children)
I feel ALIVE when I’m working that hard for a kid to look at me and smile, and focus and get the lighting and pose and everything just right! It’s certainly not EASY, but how realistic is it to think that having children that will do exactly what you ask be the rule rather than the exception?
I’m just happy because I know that their parents understand that it’s the imperfect shots paired with the perfect ones that tell the whole story of their personalities.
I just finished up their next session and helped them place their order from these pictures we took last fall! LOL! Definitely not the ideal schedule for me as a business person, but I totally GET IT. I’m a parent to two healthy little boys myself and I know exactly what life is like at this stage of the game, although I know I have it easier because I’ve got a lot bigger spread between mine.
(Side Note: My Henry and their Reese are only a week or so apart… He’s the reason I couldn’t force myself to take more than a week or so of maternity leave. They were so sweet and asked me who I recommended so they could take him somewhere else, but I just couldn’t bear the thought of not getting to do it myself.)
LOVE THEM SO!!!