I recently met up with some friends that my husband and I know from our Hawaii days to have a little shoot of their family and soon to be 2 year old son, Alexander. It was a beautiful location and we thought it would be perfect since Alexander loves the water. Turns out, he loves it so much that’s ALL he wanted to focus on! Pine cones and trees? Not interested. Cool rocks and running up and down hills? Nope. My camera? Definitely not. Forcing Dad to roll up his pants and go into the water in February? You bet! :)
All that said…it was still a nice day and the shoot went fairly well! I’ve come to learn that shoots of kids age 1-3 are going to consist of following (or chasing!) them around to get shots, because a 2 yr old isn’t going to sit and pose if they would rather be running around. Sure makes for interesting and fun photo shoots!!