The number one thing parents say to me is "I'm sorry, my kids are probably going to be difficult." It's easy to see an idyllic family photo and assume everyone was on their best behavior. Kids are always kids, and that's okay! We'll set up a casual, but lovely setting where they can be themselves and get comfortable with me taking their photo. Once they've relaxed and we've collected some fun candid shots, we'll do a few fast poses. It just takes a moment, and they are back to being themselves. And that's honestly really marvelous.