Yoda and Princess Leia

I learned two things from this little photo shoot.

1. Hannah and Carter are two of the bubbliest, sweetest, most adorable things ever made.

2. Photographing those bubbly, sweet, adorable things is not as easy as it looks.

That nine-month-old little guy can crawl... really fast.
And that two-year-old little girl likes to jump... a lot.

After the shoot, although I wish I had thought of it before,
I asked my friend and fellow photog Sam, of Samantha E. Photography, how she does it.
Sam's a total pro. Her kid shots are perfect every time.
In fact, looking through image after image of Sam's picture-perfect babies,
I got that crazy idea that this shoot was going to be easy. She just makes it look that way.

And her bright idea? Lollipops. Lollipops!
Treats! Bribes! Lollipops!
Now why didn't I think of that?

Thankfully, Mom and Grandma were along at the shoot to coax those precious smiles and giggles.
But from now on, I'm bringing lollipops.


And we had to grab a few shots of the cuties in their Halloween costumes... Princess Leia and Yoda!