Without question when I was young, my favorite photos of my family and me were the gritty, slightly out of focus, REAL photos that showed not that I was cute and perfect... but that I was LOVED. Those are the images I have on my walls -- not the cookie-cutter studio stuff my poor mother spent way too much money on.
Children just want to play. They want to run around, dance, sing, get dirty & GIGGLE! They don't want to be directed or forced to do ANYTHING.. My clients trust me with their children because they know when they get the link to their gallery they will be bombarded with photos of their precious kiddos that show their spirit above everything else.
The work I do with families is so incredibly fulfilling as an artist and a mother... I know what an important investment family photos are, and I am so lucky to be given the chance to capture them.