I am a lifestyle photographer.
I am NOT a kid photographer.
Kids are adorable. Seriously.
And for a while, when I first started my business, I kind of thought I might like to just take pictures of kids. I mean they are so cute, how hard could it be?? Well, then I shot a few kid sessions. I decided that was not my cup of tea. I race around after kids that are crying and throwing things and downright crazy sometimes... all while looking like a photographer who does NOT have a clue what she is doing.
They move faster than wedding days!
So I gave up shooting kids.
But I have a very special little boy in my life who just turned 2. And his mom asked me nicely. So I took some pictures of him. At the end of the session I turned to his mom and said, "This is why I don't shoot kids. Would you take me seriously after seeing that??" (THAT being, running through mud, around tractors, in and out of tires all while Jaydn manages to look THE OTHER WAY. THen making goofy faces and noises and yelling and waving and even dancing to get his attention).
But we managed to get some great pictures :)