she didn't know me
so she had every right to be scared
at least she thought about looking at me
well maybe not
i don't take a scowl personally. honestly, i think the sun was in her eyes. maybe.
oh, now that's better.
her adorable older cousin, who she completely loves, was being silly and i see a grin.
but still, looking at the stranger with the camera, is not going to happen.
but wait. there it is. the smile and the laugh i was looking for.
perfect i tell you. perfect.
so what's my tip. patience. patience is my tip.
now granted, i can completely blow up while being stuck behind slow drivers on the road or while waiting for the coupon lady in the grocery store to find the right coupon, only to be told it's expired.
but when it comes to kids, especially during a photo shoot, i have tons of patience. i honestly know that at some point, they will warm up to me and smile and hopefully even laugh.
the best part though, especially since candid shots are my favorite to capture, is when they forget i'm even there. oh yep, that's the best part. always.