• Lauren Shepard

Kids Will Be Kids...

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

& there's NOTHING you can do about it.


If you come to a shoot thinking your kids are going to be absolutely perfect, smiling for every picture and easily taking directions... news flash! YOU'RE 👏 WRONG 👏.

As a photographer who has worked with kids countless times, I can tell you, without a doubt, it never goes that way. The good news, though? It's totally okay!

Take Bella & Blakely for example.They're two absolutely gorgeous little girls who would have rather been ANYWHERE else than in front of my lens. Like, no kidding... the entire session, poor Bella was asking when they could leave.

Blakely looked at me like I was just an obnoxious lady waving something in her face that she wanted nothing to do with. Bella wanted to run around and do anything but sit still, even for a two second snap.

Right now, I invite you to scroll to the bottom of this post to see part of their gallery (& then come back up here and finish reading, of course). I'll even put a nice break in the page so you can easily return to this spot.


Welcome back!

Now that you've seen the girls' photos, can you tell they weren't happy? NO. Bella & Blakely both look just as beautiful and happy as ever and I can honestly tell you, I am in LOVE with their gallery.

These girls gave me an absolute run for my money, but every minute of this session was worth it.

If I'm being honest, I love it when kids challenge me and I still fall in love with the end result. It makes me feel accomplished in knowing that, no matter the circumstance, I can always deliver the best for my clients.

Mommas, this is for you.

Don't get upset, overwhelmed or stressed out when your kiddos don't do exactly everything I say. They're not made to do that. Kids are made to be wild, to be creative, to explore and so much more. Sometimes the cutest photos involve some crocodile tears, an impromptu movement, or a quick dart away from the camera.

I will ALWAYS work my hardest to make sure your kids feel comfortable with me, and I promise, no matter what happens, you'll still end up with adorable photos you'll cherish forever.

All this to say...

If your child hates photos... book the session anyway. If your child will be too sleepy... book the session anyway. If your child won't cooperate for anything... book the session anyway. No matter the circumstance, book the session anyway.

I can tell you, you won't regret it. ❤️

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