On Sunday, I was fortunate enough to do a photo session for this lovely family. Lacie wanted some individual pictures of each of the kids and some family photos. Simple enough? Not really! Little Jimmy was NOT up for getting pictures... AT ALL. A majority of the session, I focused on trying to get that one picture of everyone looking and smiling... well, at least not crying. We tried pretty much anything we could think of. Yes, we even bribed him with m&m's. Despite his refusal to be photographed, he was the sweetest little boy I think I've ever met. After trying to get some holiday pictures in front of the tree, Lacie and her husband, Jim, went to change outfits. Jimmy sat in the living room and talked with me. He ended up giving me a hug while I was in mid-sentence... yeah... ADORABLE! He literally just met me! We headed to the backyard and I was certain Jimmy was ready join his mom, dad and sister...
That didn't happen.
I admit it. I really started to worry that I wasn't going to get what I thought I needed. Fortunately, Lacie was incredibly relaxed. She and Jim accepted the situation and wanted to roll with it. I absolutely love how they responded to the situation. We just let the moment be and we were able to get some hilariously cute pictures. Do I think Lacie is going to hang this on her wall? Eh, maybe not. However, I do think she will cherish this picture. It's a great depiction of the parents' ability to take life's lemons and make some sweet lemonade, and I admire them for that.
Scroll down to see some of the other images from this shoot!