One of the most challenging yet rewarding parts of photography is capturing happy, playful, carefree children. It has taught me a lot about patience, and how to work with the family and child to get what you're looking for.
Make sure when you come to your family portrait session that the children are all well fed, well rested, and it's not nap time. A sleepy child is an uncooperative child. Bring their favorite toys, snacks, juice or water so that they are content. I will work around your children's schedule so that they are happy and ready to go.