I love this session because it represents so well the advice that I give to parents — if you feel like your kids are not cooperating during your session, just keep smiling, playing, and loving on your kids. You’ll be surprised how many joyful moments are happening that we can capture in between the squirming, refusal to look at the camera, and rebellion against sitting still. These two boys were totally squirrelly and mostly uninterested in following directions — so Amanda (this beautiful mum) and I let the boys be themselves as they ran around, tipped over my basket, played with my hat, and acted silly. These images aren’t your typical sit-and-smile-for-me kind of JCPenney portraits that we all grew up with — they are a different thing entirely and I absolutely adore it. Imagery that is honest and makes us feel and remember. That’s what it’s all about.