Any parent who has ever tried to photograph their own children knows that it can be a daunting, frustrating task. I got to experience that frustration firsthand this afternoon when I attempted to do a photo session of my 15mos old. I got the set ready, adjusted my camera settings, dressed Ella, and placed her on the backdrop. She sat for all of a half second before she was off!
Here she is crawling away from the set. She was not going to cooperate AT ALL! Apparently she had better things to do than sit and look pretty!
I tried to bribe her with cookies in hopes that she might sit still...
When that didn't work I decided to stick her in her bumbo seat. Now the whole thing looked silly!
The cookie bribery just managed to make her want more cookies and she would not stop reaching for them.
When I told her no she immediately got mad and then proceded to pitch a fit. That's when I knew the session was over.
I went through the few photos I had taken and selected the best one. Notice how the makeshift flower hairbow is falling out (she kept tugging at it) and how silly the bumbo seat looks with the tutu sticking out.
I knew it was time to cut my losses so I cropped it in close and called it a day! I didn't get the shots I was after but I managed to get a beautiful close-up my little girl.
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