5.03.2011

The Garrett Family | Bethesda Family Photographer

Marian had emailed me a few weeks before her shoot to tell me that her son Isaiah was EXTREMELY shy and that she was worried he wouldn't cooperate well for portraits. Little did she know, that I have quite a few tricks up my sleeves when it comes to kids. See, not every kid is the same. Some pop out of their parents mini-vans and bounce up to me and say "Look at me!! Take my picture!! I am five and can speak 7 languages and tap dance!!" and then some are like Isaiah. He is a sweet, thoughtful little boy who really likes to take his time getting to know people and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. You see, every child just wants to feel understood and have a great time. Once you establish right away that they came to see you to have fun, all of their worries disappear once you start to play games and tell some jokes. That is my not-so-secret secret(and the fact that I bribed him with candy and gave him his favorite disney character toy as soon as we met). So here are some shots of the Garrett family just having a great time on a Saturday afternoon in the Kentlands.

P.S. Boys love it when you say "Farts, Burps, Pee, and Worms". Get's em every time.