I want to start by saying that I am a school nurse and a mother of two grown boys. I believe my experience with children has been valuable as a photographer. It is true that photographing a child can be difficult. I am sure most of us have photos of our children crying that were taken during a photo shoot. I use the unscripted moments to capture images of children. This could be having a snack or reading a book. I want your photo session with your child to be as stress free as possible. I recommend bringing snacks, drinks, and a favorite toy or stuff animal to your session. Even letting your child pick out clothing can make for adorable photographs. It is ok that a child is not always smiling. When I look back at photos of my boys, they are not smiling in some of them and I love them because of the moment. I look forward to capturing your child's simple moments.