I often hear people say that they should wait until their kids are older in order to have a photo session. "Little Georgie just won't sit still." "It'd be such a frustrating experience." "I would never put you through that!" "We'd be lucky to get ONE good photo."
Well, I suppose this might be true if all you want is perfectly posed photos, everyone smiling directly at the camera, unmoving. I'm not magic. ;) But there is so much to be said about doing it anyway. Your photos won't be perfect. You'll probably only get a couple "this one's for Grandma" shots. You might be exasperated by the end. You may even wonder if I got anything.
What you will get is a perfect snapshot of your life in that moment. I have kids - I know exactly how fast time flies. I also know kids don't always pose perfectly for the camera (actually, they RARELY do!). Having a lifestyle session done, though, isn't about that.
Take Samantha and Sheldon, for example. Three kids under four. Busy, energetic, fun kids. I am sure they wondered how it would go. I am also sure they wondered if I got any of their youngest doing anything but eating snow. ;) They might not have many perfectly posed shots, but these photos represent their life right now - four-year-old Brady zipping through the trees, two-year-old Andie showing me just how much of a Daddy's girl she is, one-year-old Ryan wandering everywhere (especially if there was snow involved). They can look back on this session and laugh. They can see Brady's scrunchy-nosed smile, Andie pushing curls from her eyes, Ryan toddling behind them, trying to keep up.
It's worth it.