Baby Georgi was crying her eyes out and Kennedy was running around like a crazy girl. The Cahill house was bustling with unusual energy the minute I walked in their front door with my camera. Who knows why kids act the way they do? Totally unpredictable personalities seem to emerge when the camera arrives.
Family photos never seem to go as planned because babies that never use pacifiers suddenly scream until they get one and little girls who normally love reading books decide they'd rather play catch with their dolls and eat ice cream for brunch. ha!
Parents usually look at my with a big "sorry" in their eyes as their kids run around me and my camera in a hurricane of kid-chaos but I hope you believe when I honestly say,
1) It's my job and I'm used to it.
2) I love my job and kid-chaos is actually fun to photograph (esp. when they aren't your kids). 3) I've photographed over 500 families and I've seen it all. Chances are, your family is probably not the worst I've encountered (trust me) and
4) If it really is that bad, I'm just going to go home, eat some chocolate, and tell my boyfriend I just survived the worst photo shoot of all time!!!!!! Being the optimist that he is, he'll probably pat me on the back and remind me that it's my job to make sure photo shoots run smoothly. Then we'll sit down and brainstorm how I can do a better job next time to prepare or direct the photo shoot in a more effective stress-free way. See? It's all part of the job and we're gettin' better every day!
Thank you so much Cahill family for welcoming me into your home and being so kind and playful. I genuinely loved photographing you guys and I'm not complaining to my boyfriend about anything (you guys are great clients!)...that said, I'm still going to eat some chocolate....because like your daughter, sometimes I like a little sugar for before lunch ;) hehe See you again soon! // Chamonix
Adventure: Lifestyle Newborn Shoot
Location: Private Residence
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