I am a professional photographer, no doubt that is who and what you are hiring. But sometimes I wish I was also a child therapist (and a family therapist), stylist, makeup artist, house stager, traffic controller, lighting technician,… Marry Poppins
kind of person so that I could do everything a person needs to do to make a challenging shoot go smoothly. To say it more plainly, there is only so much I can do.Please, manage your expectations and come ready for anything. If your child is a challenge for you, you can only imagine what I will be dealing with. Especially at a Mini Shoot. Sometimes I trick kids into great poses and smiles, sometimes they have outsmarted us all and are not up for it. That is OK, if you know that might happen. Embrace who your child is and what your family dynamic is, and I will happily photograph that time and time again.
Hope to see you soon.