Caitie Beth Nelson
Destin + 30A Family and Senior Portrait Photographer
A photography session with kids can be a good time, but oftentimes, they're little stinkers who can sense when we are anxious. That's when all cooperation flies out the window. If you're on vacation it can be especially difficult! Traveling is rough, being in a new place can be overwhelming, sand can feel icky on their toes, and sometimes the bedtime and nap time routine is all out of whack. We really can't expect them to be their best, but we can be encouraging and have a good time along the way!
Here’s what we tell our Destin and 30A clients:
1. Tell them you're meeting your friend. We've exchanged emails and we've probably had a phone call or two. That's good enough to be considered friends, right? I'm just the friend from Florida who loves the beach and taking pictures. Let's all just hang out and have fun! (I can't take the credit for this advice, though. I once photographed a married couple who were both psychologists and they told this to their toddler sons. Those boys warmed up to me immediately!)