Monday, March 14, 2011

spunky monkey

upon beginning a portrait session with a child of any age, i like to share one "rule," and it is not with the child, it is with the parent. i like to ask them to relieve themselves of any expectations that they may have in regards to how their child will "perform." children will simply be children, regardless of the weather, the outfit, or the direct orders from parents. we, adults, are not strictly here to teach them, they are here to teach us too. this young, spunky monkey was quite a character. she gave her mom fits, and i only hope that her mom eventually saw through the silly faces and such to the natural beauty of this kid being a kid. i learned something on this day... amen.

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