You can’t pose this stuff.
Sometimes in a portrait session life just takes over. We can sit there and try to get kids to smile and laugh and look where we want them to but when we’re really lucky the kids just do what it is they are naturally inclined to do. These are the golden moments. While we were taking this cousin picture and trying our best to get three kids under the age of five to look in my general direction the two girls just started lovingly stroking their little cousin. The best part came when 11 month old Luci leaned over and placed her head very gently on his head and put her hand on his belly. Mia was already giving him a good supportive hug and nuzzling his sweet head. No amount of planning, coaching, posing could have created this photo. I’m just lucky I was ready to capture it. I hope their parents and grandparents will cherish this image for a life time.