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    Just a space saver for now. I am shooting a family today(just the kids, I did the family last year) but mom wants them together and then seperate. This is the girl I pictured when I bought my chair so I am crossing my fingers the tutu fits and that I can get this shot I have pictured in my head I'm also going to try the 4 kids on the chair but I hope it's not too girly for the boys. I told mom lets try for navy white and grey and then have the 3 year old girl in a soft pink tutu to make it pop a little. I have a ton of wardrobe for girls but not so much for boys. going to try to work on that cause I think the right clothes just make the shot and so far every parent has loved it when they ask what to wear and I say I got it covered. I wish I felt as strong editing as I do styling. That will come I hope. Hope to be back tonight with some great UN cropped shots lol! Everyone have a great day. YAY!!! its warm

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    We did not get done till real late and I am shooting a family of 12 today. (Pray for me ) Kinda beat but I'll post some pics later . Guess it's good to be busy but I just felt worn out yesterday. I always feel like my strong point in photography (cause we all know it's not the editing lol) is being able to really connect to my customer. Almost all my work is from word of mouth which makes me happy but yesterday I felt defeated. the kids were not having it, little one was crying, Older brother was fighting with little brother and I think It might have been a mistake trying to do 4 seperate photoshoots rather than just one shoot with all 4 kids. I just didn't have the time to talk as much as I do and when the kids are not connected you can really tell. I came home looking a mess and dh was like whats wrong with you. I told him and he said Tia, every shoot can't be perfect. I guess he's right but I really need to hit this shoot outta the park today to make myself feel better. Okay pity party over. Be back later with HOPEFULLY some great shots

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    Bummer that it didn't go so well. I've had shoots like that as well. And some with my own children. I'll have this vision in my head of what I want, and I'll get nowhere near it. So it happens to the best of us. You can't help how the children were acting. I would expect the parents to intervene and break up the fights. You're not there to parent. You're there to take beautiful photos. Maybe when you're photographing families or kids, suggest to the mom that she bring snacks and toys to keep the others entertained while you're focusing on the others. I had a mom bring her mom with them so she could help out with the props and the kids. I've also heard of photographers sending mom and dad "away" while you photograph the kids. Sometimes when mom and dad aren't present, they'll behave better than if they are. Mom and dad can be distracting sometimes, and kids generally listen to other adults better than their parents.
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