So my daughter asks me (a little frustrated at her middle child) during this session … “does any other kids act up or is it only mine?” I hear that question almost every session that involves children and every time I laugh and simply say “yes other kids act up.” Kids will be kids but I love their antics, energy, and multiple personalities if you will. I find a connection and such value in each and every child I photograph and I love that about photography. Same holds true for my own g-babes and big kids that I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. They give me “Joy Rising” as Oprah used to say … especially when I am looking over the images on my computer and say (as I do with every client) “phew, I actually got a couple with every kid smiling!” 🙂 LOL. It’s weird in a way but being on a photo shoot with my own kids is just like being on one with a client. We run, we play, we do stupid things, and we all go home pooped. It’s fun. You saw my son’s family a few posts back and now here’s my daughter’s — Megan and Robby at 33 and 35 and married 9 years, Sydney at 5-¾ and in Kindergarten, Simone at 3-½ and in pre-school two mornings a week, and one charming almost 6 month old (who dominates this post – but you understand, right?), Cole Isaacs who laughs and giggles and tolerates all the loving’ his big sisters can throw his way. Love you all!