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A Thousand Words

Too many times, we get obsessed with trying to get the “perfect” portrait of our kids.   We drive ourselves crazy trying to get the kids sitting up straight, looking at the camera, smiling (but not smiling TOO much), hair perfect…. in other words, the exact opposite of how they are in real life. What you end up with is a picture that shows you what they look like, but doesn’t necessarily show you their personality.  I had a session recently with a little girl who loved being photographed.  Her brother, on the other hand, was much more reserved.   Although we got several great images of them together, including some nice smiles, this is the shot of the day. Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words!!!  Even if you have never met these kids, this image gives you a pretty good idea of what they are like.   The big sister giggles as her shy brother clings to her arm and cuddles against her shoulder.  It’s images like this that make my job so much fun!
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