Sheesh. Some days, I absolutely adore my job and everything about it. For real.
And then there are the other days.
Yep. There are days when it seems as if my job is to be queen supreme ruiner of a kid’s day. (With two degrees in education, that wasn’t exactly my life plan. Yes, interested future clients, I realize you are probably running away at this point, but this is what ya get. Sometimes it’s not all giggles and bubbles, unfortunately.) So, at one of my sessions this weekend, I managed to make both kids cry at different points in the 30-ish minute session.
This is what I get. Earlier in the week, I was boasting at the swings at the playground. I may have even bragged to my friend about how I was soooo good at making kids laugh.
Good one, Universe. You have humbled me once again.
So, later in the day after I caused two very precious kiddos to cry, I managed to invite one of my all-time-most-favorite families into the mosquito-on-human-apocalyptic-level-worst-battle-in-the-history-of-the-world photoshoot. Uh, you’re welcome.
I’ve lived in some mosquito-infested places in my day, and this was the worst I’ve ever seen. They were swarming and biting us through our clothes. Instead of getting to catch up with my lovely friends I haven’t seen in a year, we had the fastest shoot in history and–no kidding–ran from spot to spot. And through all that, these kids were troopers!! I’m so proud of them. They seriously weren’t complaining AT ALL.
Do you remember this little peanut? She’s all grown up and so stinkin’ adorable. I know you weren’t diggin’ this flower bow, momma. But this wink?! I can’t even handle it. This was the first shot, and I’d like to think she was telling me, “Don’t worry, crazy lady. You got this.”So dapper.
This poor sweet girl who I adore so much…I had to photoshop out two mosquito bites on her beautiful face. I’m sorry, sweet girl!!
Oh, family. Whew. Thanks for braving the bugs with me! I’m sorry we didn’t get to have a real conversation and catch up. I do have lots of great shots for you, and I’ll have them ready soon. It was great to see you, as always!