I loved this outdoor lifestyle session with the C Family in Lincoln Park, Chicago! It was a gorgeous fall evening with amazing light.
Their adorable daughter warmed up to me really quickly, so we captured a lot of great smiles in their 20 minute mini-session. A pro-tip for photographers, and a trick I always use myself: when meeting new kids at outdoor sessions, ask them to help you find some flowers! It’s always an emphatic yes. Then, I have them smell the flowers and say something silly like, “Oh, I bet those flowers smell like pickles!” Ten out of ten times, it’s a laugh and a genuine smile; all you need for a bond and a successful mini session!
A lot of times, 20 minutes doesn’t seem like enough time to get what you want for your family photos, but I promise you it’s more than enough! Take a look at this mini session and you can see all the variety and little moments that you can get in just 20 minutes. Plus, I have found that 20 minutes is typically the perfect length of time to photograph toddlers.