So I have a secret...
I LOVE photographing toddlers!
They're unpredictable, sweet, and generally just this side of insane. Trying to get a toddler to sit for photos is worse than trying to herd cats! So I don't ask them to sit. I ask them to play. In reality- this is such a fleeting and unique time of their lives...capturing it in all of it's insanity and beauty is what I'm really trying for with the littles.
Miss K here was in the midst of a Lion King obsession (yeah- you know the kind- where you're reciting lines from the movie in your sleep lol) so she insisted on spending about half her session as a lion. Mama's instinct was initially to ask her to just smile pretty for the camera- but I encouraged her to let her spirited kiddo just *be* a lion. And after every roar she let out the sweetest giggle with the most genuine smile.
So yeah- I understand why some photographers cringe when they hear "2 year old" but not me- it's a wild ride but always a delight!
So if you've been hesitating to have your snack crazed, refusing to nap, fit throwing, perfect bundle of joy photographed- bring 'em to me!!!