Most often repeated response when proof slide shows go out: ”Oh my goodness!! I didn’t think you got anything. Little ______ wasn’t cooperating at all and now I cannot imagine how I will ever choose from all these incredible photos!”
In the case of the shoot below, that was definitely the case. This little girl was (and is, I’ve seen her since!) her own person with her own ideas. She quickly learned not to look at me. But, honestly, that’s her–smart, willful, and TWO. So I just followed her anyway, and I got this series, which I love. And it hangs in a prominent place in their house many years later.