For a long time I intentionally didn’t do many family sessions. The traditional concept were bribes are needed to force smiles really isn’t for me since I just can’t get why you ever would want to remember your child’s childhood in any other way than the messy, energetic, slimey and happy time it is.
Then came that awfully hot month when I drove out to join Edith, Evert and Liisi for a playdate. We spend an hour playing at their summer house, no posing or bribing necessary since they simply got to do whatever they wanted. They got to be the kids they were and it was so much fun just getting to follow along and play with them.