That was what the mom said when they first arrived to meet me in Princeton. The little guy was going through a “mommy phase” and was not going to be likely to allow me to take his picture. Ah… I thought, I have heard that before, he will warm up to me. Used my tricks, gave him space, tried it all. She was not kidding. I got the one shot of the three kids looking happy, and luckily just as we were finishing up he allowed me one more with the three of them. The lesson here parents… if any of your little guys are going through that, and most do at some point, you just might really need to be in the pictures with them for happy faces. (The kids here were dressed perfectly, straight out of a magazine, but Mom and Dad were not expecting to be in this round so they were not dressed the part compared to their cute kids). There is nothing like comfort of a small child within breathing distance of Mom and Dad.
That picture of the little man so cutely in front of the yellow leaves… his awesome Dad was working up a sweat running around with him on his shoulders, throwing him in the air…. Well done Dad!