Literally 5 minutes before these photos were taken he was being so shy, he was hiding behind his mom and wouldn’t even look at me.
Cindy had warned me that Ethan is often timid around new people, which is certainly not unusual. Most kids at least go through a phase where they are very shy around strangers and only want to cling to mom. But I have never let that get in the way of creating a fun session and capturing great images of these wonderful kids!
As Ethan clung to his mama, I quickly snapped an image and let him see it on the back of my camera. Now he was starting to think that the big-camera-lady wasn’t quite so scary after all. We “went on a walk” down the path and his mom helped him walk into the tall grass here where I wanted him to stand. He was beginning to warm up to me, and as soon as Mr. Monkey came out of my bag he was all giggles! Being able to win over the trust of kids is not always this easy or as quick, but it sure is rewarding when I get that first smile…and then giggle…and then big belly laugh. :)
And after that initial laugh, Ethan was feeling assured that this was not going to be scary at all but that in fact we were here to have FUN! And we certainly did! There was some chasing and jumping, peek-a-boo games, tickling with the soft weeds, and even a pretend picnic on his special blanket. Happy birthday, Ethan! 3 years old is a great age to be!
If you’d like to schedule your own session…don’t be shy…go ahead and click that “Contact Me” tab at the top. I promise it won’t be scary! :)