So, you know the way children love bubbles and running after them, but they like holding the bubble bottle even more and end up pouring the whole thing on the ground?
Does that ring a bell?
Well, little Gaby wanted to hold that bottle and he didn’t give up, from his 20-months-old he kept saying “I hold it. I hold it.” and daddy gave it to him, and not even 2 seconds later, the whole content was poured on the ground. It didn’t give me much time to capture him chasing the bubbles :)
Spending 4h with this family, nearly 2 years after their maternity & family photoshoot, meant I really got to capture the two brothers personalities.
Now, I’m curious. Would you start potty training your 3-year-old two days before a photo session? Probably not!
When I photograph families for the second or third time, they’re so relaxed, they don’t even worry about this type of things. “Whatever happens, happens.” They don’t feel the pressure to “perform” and let their children do their normal things: pick up bubbly snails, cover themselves with food and have a tantrum.
They know that “real” is what they’ll want to remember.
The session ended with a major tantrum from Tristan. He was tired and nothing was right. I’m sure you’ve been there before (or you will soon).
He wanted milk. But not cold. He wanted it warm. But he didn’t want it warmed now.