My favorites from today's session. I love this kid- and her brother! This is the third session I've done with them. Still new to this gig, my returning clients are mostly my friends and family. I've gotten to know this mom a little better with each visit, and I thoroughly enjoy playing with her kids for an hour at a time.
All moms come into their portrait sessions the same- worried that their kid(s) will be uncooperative, embarrassing, scared, or just plain defiant. More often than not, the mom says something like, "My kids must be the worst you've ever had!" That comment makes me laugh every time- except when the kid IS the worst I'd ever had!
I think that all SAHMs need to reserve a hobby or activity for themselves. Whether it be yoga, scrap booking, writing, cooking or photography, it is so important to keep a little of what we were before we were moms.