Kids are incredible.
I love seeing their little spirits run wild with excitement and curiosity... Especially at photo sessions. There is a common misconception that the second a family photo session starts, everyone should be on their best behaviour. That is simply not true. If you child loves to sing and dance, let them! If they love to forage for rocks and leaves, thats awesome! I strive to find a balance between the 'standard shots' that Grandpa and Grandma will love receiving in the mail, and the authentic shots that will help you remember the little moments and big personalities for years to come.
Compromise is a powerful tool, and trading one "good" photo for a wild one always pays off.
... And just so we're clear, its ok for adults to have fun at a photo shoot too!